Where do we find our worth?

This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt.  The prompt today is “worth.”


Where do we find our worth?

It’s easy to look to others – to allow their opinions or the way they treat us to define our sense of value.

It’s easy to look to our achievements and accomplishments – to think that our value lies in our talents or in reaching a certain standard.

It’s easy to look inside ourselves – and to despair, because we’re all too conscious of our mistakes and shortcomings.

But the only way to recognise our true worth is to look to God – to see ourselves as we truly are: made in his image and dearly loved by him.

Nothing can change that value.  Think of a crumpled, tatty banknote.  No matter how dirty it is or how much it’s been ripped round the edges, its value remains the same.  And no matter how we have been ripped or crumpled by life, our value is constant – we bear the mark of our creator.

And he places a high worth on us.

“God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”  (Romans 5:8 NLT)

No matter what we think, or what others think, nothing can change the worth that he sees in us.

“Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:39 NLT)


22 thoughts on “Where do we find our worth?

  1. Great post, Lesley! You inspired the sonnet that follows; I hope you like it.

    It’s hard to see that which He sees,
    in mirror, see His face,
    but in the grandest of the mysteries
    we’re saved by His grace.
    He will do what we cannot,
    remake our mortal shell,
    place in our hearts His holy thought
    and break the demon-spell
    that binds us to our dark-loved sin,
    our long and pagan night.
    He’ll open eyes that will begin
    to see, in growing light
    His will be done, His kingom come,
    the shining New jerusalem.

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  2. Thanks for this post, Lesley. I like the image of the banknote, equally valuable whether it’s dirty and wrinkled or crisp and new. We are worthy because we bear God’s image. I need to remember that about other people and myself.

    Jeannie (#13 this week)

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