What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Matthew 10:29, 31 (NLT)
A good sense of self-worth is crucial. But it’s something our world struggles with today, Christians included.
Many Christians struggle with low self-worth because they have never learned where to get their sense of worth. They’re getting their worth from the wrong places.
The truth is it’s impossible to have a proper sense of self-worth if you don’t get it from God.
When people get their self-worth from other places, it doesn’t work. For example, if you feel good about yourself because of your looks, what happens after fifty years of dealing with gravity? It’s fine to take care of your appearance. But if you’re doing it to try to maintain a sense of self-worth because it’s tied up in your looks, you’re barking up the wrong tree.
If your self-worth comes from your job, you’re standing on shaky ground. You see, if anything happens to that job, your world will be turned upside down. A layoff or demotion isn’t just about your job being on the line. It threatens to destroy your self-worth.
Where you get your self-worth is vital to your happiness in life. You will pursue what you think will give you self-worth, which may end up disappointing you.
What are you worth? You are not just worth what you have done. We can’t judge your worth by your marriage or money or looks or by any of your accomplishments. Your worth is not bound up in those things.
You have worth because God loves you, and He always will.