I am valuable.
I make a difference.
I am loved.
I have a purpose.
You guys, your value is not determined by others. Your worthiness is not based on your past.
Quit comparing yourself to the highlights of those around you.
Stop beating yourself down based on hurtful words from others.
Don’t let society tell you that you are not important.
You matter. You make a difference. Each one of us are here to be somebody, to have purpose.
The thing is that there is no measuring stick posted on the wall in our home that tells us what we fall short of or who we measure up to, yet we seem to create one of our own. But based on what? What we are good at or have failed at? What tv shows portray as success? The promotions we get or watch being given to the next person? The amount of boxes we’ve checked off our bucket list or the number of likes we get? Every single which we way use to come up with our value, affects our lives and limits us.
The only ‘measuring tool’ that we can rightfully use is Christ. We are told in 1 John 2:6 that “Whoever abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.” (ESV) Or 1 Peter 2:21 and Ephesians 5:1-2 tells us to follow in His steps. Be imitators of God.
We are told that we are made in His image (Genesis 1:27); therefore, He is the only image we need to try to be like.
We were all created differently to serve in the body of Christ. (Romans 12:3-8).
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 tells us that we are part of the body of Christ and each one of us has a part of it. It could not be the body without each one of its members, including you and me.
You are valuable. I am valuable.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Every good and perfect gift is from above… James 1:7
Repeat after me:
I am valuable. I matter. I make a difference. I am loved. I have a purpose.
Yes, yes you are my friend.