There comes a point where most of us question our self worth. We can be confident, until someone says something. Or maybe something out of our control happens to us. Maybe someone questioned your abilities or doubted your skill set. Maybe someone took advantage of you, took you for granted, or abused your vulnerability.
When things get so dark, you begin to forget who you are, it can become even more difficult to believe truths. What you once saw as an asset might become more of a liability. Your strongest trait you begin to see as a fatal flaw. And once you travel into the vortex of negativity or the black hole of worthlessness, how can we pull ourselves back out?
I’ve been in this place for awhile now if I’m being honest. I don’t know what my next steps will be. But I do know that I won’t let the enemy drown me in my own thoughts. As worthless as I might feel, I know that God designed me for a purpose. And as long as I hold onto the truths and promises of God I know to be genuine, I will continue to fight this feeling.
In a search to find encouragement this week, I turned to John 3:16, probably the most quoted verse ever. I turned to it for a reason though. Often times we hear something so many times, we don’t take the time to examine each word carefully. How can I say I’m worthless if God loves me enough to send Jesus to die for me? Doesn’t that mean I’m worth everything to Him? Challenging just one thought can trigger a chain reaction until we find our worth in Christ again.
My challenge for you this week is in two parts. The first is for those of you who are struggling with feeling worthless. As hard as it might be, try to come up with 3 reminders or Bible verses that remind you who you are in Christ. It can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. The second challenge is for those of you who aren’t wrestling with this: Pray for your brothers and sisters who are or reach out to someone you know who’s struggling.
“For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.” Isaiah 43:3-5
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16