I am valuable because [ blank ] says I am.
If I were to ask a roomful of women at a church potluck this question – what answer do you think most would give? I bet most of them would give some answers like; “Jesus, God, The Father” – that is the “auto-correct” answer is it not?
But how many of those women sampled ACTUALLY believe it to be true?
How many really LIVE like “I am valuable because of who Christ says I am” is true?
Gut check… do YOU believe that this statement is true?
I know that for the 1st few decades of my life I could say the words, and even nod my head yes to believing the words, BUT I did not live like the words were true.
I based who I was or who I thought myself to be based on completely false things:
- A life situation or Role❣
- Who others told me I was or Who I should be❣
- Who I thought I was or Supposed to be❣
- My failures or Successes❣
- Pretty much in everything BUT where I was supposed to find my Identity❣
Is this where YOU currently find yourself, friend?
Are you trying to measure your value & worth by the “perfect” version of yourself you have in your head OR the Proverbs 31 women we so often feel obligated to compare ourselves with? (She seriously doesn’t exist, she’s only an example of what can be accomplished – over time.)
PS: You are NOT commanded to be her…
You must learn to stop looking for your value in other people… roles or tasks you do… the results of said tasks…
…and INSTEAD, look for your value in CHRIST.
No matter how trite this may sound your value is truly rooted only in HIM!
I have a feeling you may have heard this before, at some point in youth group, church, or an emotional women’s conference you’ve attended.
That was the case in my life. The strange thing was it never felt real… It felt fake! Not because I didn’t believe it to be true, but because it felt unattainable.
I believed God loved & valued me but how was I to let that be enough?
How was I supposed to just turn off the switch “I’m not worthy” and turn on the switch “I am valued”?
Funny thing is the Lord used the misery of a car accident and 18 months of recovery to show me my worth.
In the darkness of that time, I found… My Self… A deep & abiding faith… My true VALUE and IDENTITY in Christ… And a longing to share my journey with others to help them through their darkness.
Truth is, I still have the “worthless” thoughts creep up from time to time BUT I have been journeying with God and learned how to see my worth from HIS perspective and it changes EVERYTHING!
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” – Romans 5:6-11 ESV
I want to help you find yourself in Christ and stop seeing who you are through the wrong lens.
I have a great resource I want to send you that can help you begin your journey to discover your Identity and Purpose in Christ.
I spent too much time not living in the freedom of knowing who I was in Christ and I don’t want to see you waste as much time living in that same confusion that I did.
I created an eBook and filled it with 5 lessons I learned on my journey to see my VALUE, IDENTITY, and WORTH in CHRIST. Fill out the quick form below with your name and email, to grab the eBook.
Not only will you finally be able to answer the question, “Am I A Valuable Woman?” BUT you won’t even need to ask the question anymore… You.Will.Know.That.You.Are!
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