As I mentioned in my first post, I was inspired to start this blog to encourage women (and men!) to find their value and worth in the love that they have for themselves and the love that they receive from God. Easter this past weekend was such a great reminder of the ultimate love that God has for us in that He provided a way for us to be in relationship with Him forever.
My natural reaction tends to be, “God, I’m not worthy of a love like this!” Who am I, but broken pieces that comprise the life of a sinner? Because of Easter I am reminded that God sent Jesus to die on the cross for my sins because He deemed me worthy. His love picks up those broken pieces of who I am and fills in the gaps of my imperfections making me whole and worthy of His love for all eternity.
It’s really easy to find our value in worth in other things to help give us those quick fixes of feeling fulfilled or valued. Where do you look towards for your worth? Is it in God’s love? Or do you look for worth from:
- What people think or say about you?
- How many Facebook friends or Twitter followers you have?
- Material possessions?
- Your physical appearance?
So often we find ourselves looking to these things to dictate our value and worth. Why do we allow these things to whisper into our heart making us question whether we are good enough? Why is it hard to accept God’s love and allow it to make you feel complete? It’s because others have told us these things are prioritized as more valuable and important. I have to remind myself that my value comes from knowing that God loves me and has a plan for my life, and that plan is simply to love Him and love others as He has loved me.
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” Psalms 13:5
What keeps you from receiving God’s love in your life? Where do you look to give you value and worth in your life?