Have you ever felt unworthy, less than, or undesirable? I cannot be the only woman who struggles with my worth. Who is with me?
As much as I enjoyed the weeks we spent discussing our dreams together, from the beginning I felt compelled to caution about one thing. We touched on it a couple of times, but I believe this idea of A Woman’s Worth deserves it’s own series.
Even though I believe God can use the dreams He gives us to mold and shape us into His Son’s likeness, our identity and worth are not determined by our dreams or achievements, our work or the labels society places on us, our friends, fame, or fortune.
A Woman’s Worth
We are worth more than all those things combined to the God of Heaven and earth Who not only created us in His image, but redeemed us with His own Son’s blood. And He determined our worth long before we could even comprehend it ourselves, let alone work for it.
Our identity as children of God and our worth as daughters of the King ought to be what drives our dreams because their foundation is derived from the good works God created for us to accomplish for His glory. Achieving our dreams does not add any extra value. He includes us in His good work because He already values us. And no matter what the world may try to tell us, the death of our dreams, a lack of success, or the absence of accolades does not degrade our value.
In fact, failure in this life may help us treasure our eternal value even more.
So we are going to spend the next few weeks talking about our worth, our identity, the dangers of using earthly measures to determine our value, who and what determines our worth, the difference between what describes us and what defines us, the perils of pride and striving, and the real cost of our mistakes.
I once read the quickest way to determine the worth of a work of art was to put it up for auction. The fast paced bidding war and fear of missing out on a masterpiece make it the perfect storm of price escalation. You’ll easily see just what a bunch of rich bidders are willing to pay for a some oil colors splattered on canvas.
We are God’s MASTERPIECE. He placed us on the auction block and then bid His Son in exchange for our souls.
You see it is the Master who sets the selling price for the Masterpiece. The One who created us, declared us to be priceless. He alone has the final say on our worth.
I have a few of my own creations I’ve been hard pressed to part with. So, I’ve set sky high prices to make it worth my while to part with them. Sure, I could recreate them, but I love them so much I don’t want to let them go. And so it is with our Creator. He cannot bear to part with a single one of us. He set our price so high Satan couldn’t compete and then paid in blood to make us His own.
God alone determines our worth. He declared it at creation, paid for it in the blood of Christ, sealed it in the tomb, and confirmed it by the resurrection. His crucifixion cancels all our debt and in Him we find our only real and lasting value. God declared us worth dying for.
So, let’s stop cheapening ourselves and start living like we’re worth dying for.
I hope you’ll share this post and invite your friends to join us for this series.
Here are the posts in this series!
For more encouragement please join the discussions on these fabulous blog link ups – Suzanne Eller, Thought Provoking Thursday, Susan B. Mead, Faith Filled Friday, Grace and Truth, Faith and Fellowship Friday, Grace and Truth Friday, Good Morning Monday, Soul Survival, Monday Musings, Rah Rah Link Up, Tell His Story, Woman to Woman Wednesday, Women With Intention Wednesday, Sitting Among Friends, Testimony Tuesday, Planting Roots, and Fresh Market Friday.