Worth can be a struggle for many young girls. But, finding our worth in Jesus instead of our worldy actions will always bring us greater joy and satisfaction.
I Am: Worthy
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” –Ephesians 4:1
Self-worth (n): the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.
Self-worth is abundant in today’s culture. Young women are often told to hold themselves to higher standards, to have good self-esteem, and are encourage daily to be their best.
Our self-esteem is extremely important to us. It’s how we view ourselves, and if we don’t view ourselves in a good light, things can get ugly.
When we look in the mirror and see all that there is to us – not just our outside features, but our inner characteristics as well, what do we see ourselves as?
This could be the flaws, our negativity, our past mistakes and regrets, or it could be our strong suits, our personality, our humor, our creativity. It can be positive or negative, and it can change each and everyday.
For me, I like to see myself as an independent, caring, and passionate women, and I find my self-worth in these characteristics, and take pride in them actually. But not all days are this way, some days I feel the opposite. In fact, none of these characteristics matter, because, no matter how good or bad they are, it is always better to look at myself the way Jesus sees me.
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'” – 1 Samuel 16:7
We are worth more than what we wear or what we look like. In fact, we are worth everything to Jesus Christ, who laid down everything so that we may live.
It can be hard to constantly look to Jesus t find our worth. It can be hard to know that I am always made perfect in His eyes, when I am a failure to many of the world standards around me.
I am worth everything. I am worthy of Jesus’ never-ending love, and I am worthy of a life lived with the Creator of the universe.