You, my friend, are worthy. Today, regardless of your yesterdays, you are worthy of His love, His peace, His happiness – and you are worthy of a Joyful life in Him. It’s when you realize this and understand you don’t need to achieve anything specific to be worthy, that everything will change.
For me, it seems as though somewhere between my high school mission trip and today, I lost the ability to believe I was worthy of His love. Here’s where I went wrong. Over the years I found hundreds of ways to define my worth to others. A new title at work, serving on a board, volunteering in the classroom, earning a promotion or being the busiest-person when trying to coordinate a coffee date with friends all confirmed how valuable I was. And before long, I inadvertently began defining my worth the same when it came to Jesus. If I failed to maintain my worth on earth, then I failed to maintain it in Jesus. They became the same. And I could never live up to the expectations of this life. Therefore, I felt unworthy. Always.
How do you believe you are worthy and then, change everything? It begins by separating the worth of this world and being worthy of Jesus. To do that, grab some scripture (Matthew’s Gospel) and revisit His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection. Thus, His journey, gives your life worth. His sacrifice leaves you grace and worth for your life to build upon. It is the foundation for everything else. And once you believe that, those worldly expectations are important but not defining. You become defined by His worth. And when you believe this (and I mean believe it in your soul) and live it, everything changes.
So look in the mirror my friend. Look in the mirror, smile (knowing how incredible beautiful you are) and say “I’m worthy of being loved by a King and because of that, I am worthy in all that I do.” Once you understand that your foundation is built on a King who defines your worth, everything will be changed.
Relevant Scripture: “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” Ephesians 4:1
Father, I have stumbled. I have somehow confused my worth that comes from You, with worth defined here on earth. Help me to see how different those are. Lead me to know, feel and believe that the foundation of my worth comes from You. And may the rest of my life change once it is built on that foundation. Amen.