This year, there has been this reoccurring theme of worth. Worth seems to be linked to everything we do. Or don’t do.
According to the dictionary worth means: “sufficiently good, important, or interesting to justify a specified action; deserving to be treated or regarded in the way specified.”
Do you ever feel unworthy? Have you thought that you weren’t deserving?
It isn’t just you. It’s me. It’s all of us. We constantly feel unworthy. In fact, as I write this, I am second guessing every word. Ugh.
Unworthiness is a crazy stronghold. It is time that we, as people, break free from those chains. It is time to remember to whom we belong.
“Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant or insecure, remember to whom you belong.” Ephesians 2:19-22
I figured, what better season to talk about our worth than right now. Christmas is a wonderful time to remember who we are in Christ because we are celebrating him!
Jesus loves us. He wants us to feel worthy.
Feeling worthy is vital. Feeling worthy allows us to live life better. When we feel that we are deserving, we open up to love and happiness. Guess what happens when we feel loved? We love other people better!
Feeling worthy is a necessity, especially if you love Jesus. Listen, friends, he did not put us here to feel bad about ourselves. Jesus doesn’t look at us that way. He loves us exactly where we are. In the thick of our craziness, his love is there.
So, why do we feel like we aren’t deserving?
The enemy. Plain and simple. All those self doubts, negative thoughts, feelings of unworthiness, those aren’t from Jesus.
DO NOT listen to those negative words.
Would Jesus love us so much that he died for us so we could spend eternity with him to only then tell us how horrible we are? NO!!!!
Stop listening to those negative words.
The only reason those thoughts creep in is so that enemy can handicap us.
I heard this great quote at a convention I recently attended: “You can only love other people once you love yourself.” Wow. Guys, that says it all.
What is our command from Jesus, friends? To LOVE God and to LOVE one another. How can we do that if we don’t feel worthy enough to be loved?
Trust me here guys, we are worthy. Jesus says so.
Do me a favor, listen to God instead. He loves us. He wants us. We are important to him.
This Christmas season, show other people how much he loves us. Remember to whom you belong and put on your crowns.