Friday, August 31, 2012
Know Your Worth- The World Is Waiting
Do you ever struggle with feeling worthy? I know I do. There are those mental breakdown days that you feel like a bad mother and that your children deserve a better mother. Or is that just me? There is so much on our plates as women and sometimes we just don't feel we can do it all, or that we are worthy of it all.
God doesn't call you un-worthy for every mistake you make. He loves you and calls you worthy despite it! He sees the whole picture! He sees what you will become!
In Genesis 17 and 18 God changed Sarai's name to Sarah. The name Sarah means princess. God changed her name despite the fact that she took matters into her own hands to have a child by her maidservant and then treated her cruelly. He named her despite the fact that she laughed when God told her she would have a son at over 90 years old. Even though she did all that, God still called her princess before she ever earned the name.
Have you believed the negative? What has Satan placed in front of you to pull you from your worth in God? What pressures, mistakes, and lies have paralyzed and prevented you from living as the amazing woman God calls you to be?
You are a masterpiece! God created you with over 200 bones, thousands of hairs, thighs stronger than concrete, you replace millions of blood cells per second, etc. You are not a mistake! God put a lot of time and thought in creating the human system and so much more into your soul!
When you are down, remind yourself of God's truth.
"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who has called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
Psalm 45:11 says, "The King is enthralled by your beauty, honor Him for He is your Lord."
"How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast the sum of them! Were I count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." Psalm 139:17-18
Do you see how God sees you? You are royalty, you are beautiful, and he is always thinking about you! And that's just three verses!
It can't stop there! Once you realize your worth, you are free to live out your purpose! There is a world out there that needs you!
God has put you here, at this time, where you are, at this exact moment for a purpose!
"From one man he made ever nation of men...he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:26-28
Can you look in the mirror and see yourself as God made you; as a person of infinite worth? Can you look at your life as something meaningful, something unique with a world changing purpose?
You are called to impact this world as only you can! Your life was meant to be an adventure for God! Erwin Raphael McManus said "Jesus is transforming lives, writing history, creating the future, and unleashing the kingdom of God. If you plan to keep step with Jesus the Pioneer, you better expect some changes!" in his book The Barbarian Way.
What changes is God calling you to make to get in step with Him?