You are valuable because God your Creator says so and don’t let anyone ever try to convince you of anything different! A lot of us living in this world have a messed up self-image. Our self-image has gotten messed up for a lot of different reasons. We live in a world with constantly competing messages that confuse us on many different levels. We have developed a self-talk that is destructive, rather than constructive and we tend to see the glass half empty, rather than half full!
We need to fix our self-image the right way! The right way is God’s way! Our messed up self-image impacts everything we do or attempt to do and often in very negative ways! Some people would have you think that a good self-image is a bad thing, but it is not bad, if it is built on the right foundation and this is what we are going to take a little time this week to try to accomplish!
The truth is: Self image produces reality! The right foundation to build and develop a good self-image is on and in a right relationship with God our Creator through Jesus Christ our Savior! To begin to develop a good self-image, we have to actually start out with bad news!
The bad news is that we are sinners! We have missed the mark, we don’t measure up and we cannot ever be or do good enough to measure up. In our own strength and limited power, we are doomed to failure and eternal separation from all that is meaningful. This bad news is what allows us, what helps us to look for and receive the Good News! The good news is that we have a Creator, Who loves us and has a plan for our lives. He has made a way, where there was no way!
There Is Good News! We are sinners and our sin separates us from God. We deserve to always be separated from Him, but God out of His great love for us, sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross and pay the price for our sin debt that we could not pay. If we will admit our sin condition and accept Jesus, then we will be forgiven and restored to a real and right relationship with God.
This relationship with God is what makes us valuable! If you are not in this relationship, then take time today to discover your Creator, Who loves you and has an amazing plan for your life. Take a look at the bad reality of sin and what it costs you and accept the payment that Jesus made, receive Him as your Savor and make Him your Lord. See the value that God has placed in you and begin to live in and through the power that this value provides!
All this week we will be looking to unfold the reality of the value that God gives us. Please join me each day as we take a little time to get our hearts and minds focused in the right direction and remember: You are valuable, because God says so!