Your Self-Worth vs. Your True Value
The internal voices that work inside you – and the messages they tell you – are critical to your well being. Whether you hear encouraging and supportive messages, or shaming and defeating messages – whatever you think about – MATTERS! (Philippians 4:8)
Your self-worth is usually based on the messages you listen to. Your value is based on the love of your Father, and the Spirit of Adoption. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. ~ Romans 8:15 (ESV)
NOT on the voices that remind you of failure.
NOT on the voices that remind you of your past.
NOT on the voices that tell you you “will never…”
Who you THINK you are is important because it limits what you can do; Who you REALLY are is the child of a Heavenly King who loves you more than anything and who battles for you and watches over you and protects you and holds you in the palm of His hands.
Who you think you are is important. Knowing who you are is freedom!
If you’re like me, it is VERY easy to hear the accusations of the enemy. When you make a “big mistake” shame is one of your first companions, and if you allow it, will become your loudest critic. Knowing WHO YOU ARE is the only way to break shame down. God’s Word tells us over and over that we are loved for who we are regardless of what we’ve done. Staying IN THE WORD is our key to victory over negative (and devastating) thinking. Understanding that the God of the New Covenant will keep His promise (even if you don’t) will help you defeat the enemy’s flaming darts…
Your Self Worth is important to your health and well-being. Your True Value never changes. It is not based on feelings or thinking or anything you might do or say. It is solely based on the fact that you are loved by a Timeless Creator, Almighty Provider, Supreme Protector, Holding-Your-Hand God.