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You Are Valuable//Anna Hudson

You are valuable. Not because of anything you have done, but because of what He has done for you. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says,

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price.”

You are valuable because of Who bought you (with a high price, might I add). You are valuable because you have been hand-crafted by God, for God. In order to know your true value, you must first know your Creator. Knowing your Creator doesn’t simply mean knowing who He is, but knowing that He has a wonderful plan for your life and that He is faithful to fulfill it. C.S. Lewis once said, “The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.”

This is going to sound strange, but in order to become more yourself, you must empty yourself. You must then fill those empty places with God. Filling those empty places in your life with God is a method you can trust. Just think: only the Creator can know absolutely everything about His creation. And what does He know? He calls you “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) and “holy and beloved” (Colossians 3:12), something He knows to be true about you!

Someone who doesn’t know their value will seek temporary pleasure in the things around them. Why do you think this world is as bad as it is? People are out to make “self” look better. When you realize that your goal in life is to make Christ look better, you stop seeking those temporary things. Instead, you turn your eyes to heaven, where Christ is (Colossians 3:1-2). When you finally begin to see the value you have enveloped in Christ, you start seeking those eternal things.

Knowing that you have value isn’t a matter of pride or arrogance, but of confidence. When you are confident in who Christ is and in all He is doing for you, you will be confident in yourself. You are beautiful, because He is beautiful. You are worth it, because God knew sending His Son was worth it. When He is by your side, nothing thrown up against you will overtake you. Knowing that will get you through literally anything you face in life. I know it’s gotten me through everything I’ve faced.

Psalm 138:8 says,

“The Lord will work out His plans for my life— for Your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.” Trust that He is going to work out everything in your life--- even your diminishing self-confidence. He is never going to leave you, for He has made you.

Remember: You are valuable. Not because of anything you have done, but because of what He has done for you.