She Believed She Was Worthy

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. 

Author: Carrie Kiekhaefer

I'm Carrie Kiekhaefer and I'm passionate about finding and reflecting JOY in this life. Unfortunately, I know a lot can get in the way of that JOY. Life is messy and complicated. I'm here as a messy child of God, a natural encourager, a blogger, a coach and a designer to help you navigate through the mess. With relevant scripture, a relationship with Jesus and some honest blogs we can find, let's discover and reflect His Joy - together.

4 thoughts on “She Believed She Was Worthy

  1. This is SO FANTASTIC! Your such an inspiration and I’m so grateful to have you in my life. I look forward to reading all of your blogs… what a gift!

    1. Katie! You sure know how to bring a smile to a gals face… what a blessing you are back to me. Always a cheerleader as these ministry adventures take shape and unfold. Thanks for being you and for shining His light my dear friend. Keep on shining and know you are loved by both me and a King…

  2. Love how this warped earthly being busy with lots of titles makes one think he/she is worthy! Thanks for encouraging me to revisit Matthew to soak in the whole story again-a very fitting time between Christmas and Easter for doing that! Thanks for reminding me that I am worthy of being loved by a King, and that the foundation of my worth comes from Him!

    1. GInny! What a joy it is to find your message here. You’ve always been such an encourager to others when it comes to living a life of faith. I can’t count the hours you must have spent preparing and delivering lessons of Jesus – all in an effort to create a faith foundation that would carry us through life.

      As this website, blog and ministry begin to unfold, I often find myself thinking of those people who influenced me and my relationship with Jesus. I wish you knew how often you come to mind. Thank you for taking the time to engage and I do hope, together we challenge ourselves to keep Jesus at the forefront and know the JOY that comes with having Him as our number one.

      God’s best to you and again, I look forward to seeing you here… your thoughts, insight and perspective are always invited and valued.

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