Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26)
You are more valuable than you think and know of yourself, so treat yourself with honour, respect, and dignity. The people around you, whether they be spouse, children, parent, siblings, neighbours, colleagues, brethren or kinsmen may not assess you correctly and accept you for who you are but never mind, there is no perfect person anywhere in the world. Anybody whose expectation of you has become the condition for which they can love and accept you has missed the trajectory to building loving relationships.
Do not use your circumstances to define who you are; though you may have failed an examination that does not make you a failure. You may have been fired at work or failed in your business because of some mistakes, but you are not what you have done. You may have even failed in your marriage but that does not mean that you are a failure. Therefore stop fighting, struggling and sorrowing. Stop every blame game too! The root of your transformation, positive emotions, joy, peace and rest of mind, is simply in seeing yourself the way God sees you.
And how does God see you? God sees you as a success! Success is who you are! Success is not about what you do. It is about who you are. Who you are will determine what you do and who you become ultimately. What defines your nature is the state of your heart. “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” It is your thought that determines the state of your heart. Therefore, “Guard your heart diligently, for out of it precedes the issues of your life.” The place where real change begins is in your thought realm. You must eliminate self-limiting and self-devaluing thoughts and feed your mind on possibility thought.
Discovering your worth as a valuable creature of God will change your attitude to life completely. It will affect your attitude towards yourself and others as well. It will go a long way in helping you flow and function efficiently and effectively in all your relationships and responsibilities within and outside the home. The most valuable asset that God has placed on this planet earth is you! Yes, I mean you! Of course, your true value will never be found only in your physical body. This is good news for every woman because the real human being is not the body; the body is just the house for the real you. Indeed, if you disintegrate a woman’s body, you will find that close to 70% of the human body is water, while the rest comprises about 17 chemical elements in the soil: magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine, carbon, cesium etc. They come in varied qualities and are not worth much in the open market. That is why your true value as a human being is not in your physical body but rather in the soul and spirit; the intangible part of life. Therefore, be diligent to develop your spirit and soul more, nevertheless, do not neglect taking care of your body.
Prayer Focus: Lord, help me to always be conscious of the fact that I am more valuable than the sparrows and lilies. If you care for these ones, then I am of more value than them.
Quotes: If you truly believe in the value of life, you will care about all the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.
Joni Eareckson Tada