By Chris WittsTuesday 15 Apr 2014Morning Devotions with Chris WittsUncategorizedReading Time: 0 minutes
Don’t let the past determine your present worth:
All your life you may have had people tell you,you weren’t going to amount to much. You couldn’t do this because you weren’t smart enough,or you couldn’t do that because you weren’t pretty enough. Don’t let anything anyone said to you in the past determine your present worth.
You may have done some horrible things in the past. You may have hurt people,lied,stolen,cheated,and a bunch of other things,but don’t let the past determine your present worth. Your value is based on what God says your value is,not on what you say or someone else says it is.
When you become a child of God,all things are passed away. 2 Corinthians 5:17 say – “If anyone is in Christ,he is a new creation,the old has gone,the new has come!”. Don’t let the past determine your present worth.
Realise how worthy you are:
God does not make junk. You are special in God’s eyes. He loves you. You are going to have to fight Satan’s attacks on your mind and emotions. He is going to want you to see yourself as worthless,when God has declared you wonderfully made and full of worth.
Work on eliminating negative attitudes and beliefs:
Here is where you say – “I will not hide my feelings or refuse to face them” and “I will not wallow in feelings of self-pity: and “I will not project my feelings onto others and become critical.” Philippians 4:8 tells us – “Whatever is true,whatever is noble,whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely,whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things,”
Try to obtain a scriptural understanding of the love you are to have for yourself:
You are not to love yourself with a prideful or conceited love,but to love the truth that God loves you and has a purpose for your life. It means seeking God’s highest purpose for your life. Loving others means seeking the highest good for them. We are told in Galatians 5:14 – “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’.”
Refuse to compare yourself with others:
Draw a line in the sand and say – “I will not measure myself by others”,rather “I will thank God for what He has given me and what He is making of me.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 says – “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves.”
Thank God for His unconditional love for you:
You are worthy because God says you are worthy,not because you feel worthy or have achieved something you think is significant. You are worthy because God says you are worthy and He loves you. Psalm 48:9 says – “We meditate on Your unfailing love.” To meditate means to think deeply about. When you understand how much God loves you,you will feel significant.
And,hope in God’s promise to mould you to be like Christ:
Your spiritual growth is a process and God is committed to your growth. He wants to help in every area of your life.
Yield your talents and abilities to helping others:
Why not decide to be a blessing to others. Allow God to work through you. Get involved in what God is doing in the lives around you. Galatians 6:2 says to “carry each other’s burdens.” As you submit yourself to serving God by serving others,you will sense your sense of worth increasing. Your self-worth is not based on how much you help others,your service to others is an overflow of realising how valuable you are.
Sometimes you may not feel very valuable or significant…but in God’s heart you are worth your weight in divine gold.
Give your life to Jesus and let Him become your Lord and Saviour.