What Are You Worth? Do you believe you are valuable as a person? If not, why not?
What standard of measurement are you using to determine your self-worth? Is it based on the pain and failure of the past, or is it based on a particular success or personal achievement in your present world? If it is based on anything that is not eternal and incorruptible, your personal self-worth can potentially fluctuate with any wind of adversity or difficulty that comes your way.
The products or services an organization provides, as well as sales, employee performance, stock prices in the market place, customer satisfaction, and many other potential factors determine the value of a company. Unfortunately, however, this same system of measurement, determining value by performance is used when sizing up the value of a human being. This is terribly wrong and it is unfair to those on the receiving end.
You may have not have experienced anything so horrific in your life, but you may still may have had some negative experiences that are holding you back from being the person you were created to be. You may not feel valuable or believe that you are worthy of making a difference in your world. Many times, these kinds of feelings and beliefs about ourselves can be directly linked to our personal identity which affects how we value ourselves.
A New Standard of Measurement – We all need to know we are valuable, needed, and wanted. This new standard of measurement for the value of man and woman was actually conceived in the mind of. He actually made the beautiful Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve before they were created so they would have all their needs met.
Many of you already know the story. Satan was kicked out of heaven, Adam and Eve fell for his deception that brought the curse of sin to the earth, as well as every living creature born upon the earth, from then until now. During this time, man lost the original sense or awareness of what his true worth and value were, as well as where his value originated.
So, God had another plan to bring back His original intent of intimacy and value to His creation and His name is Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the only One who did, and still does have the ability, and power, to restore fallen and broken people to the place of favor, honor, and value that God Himself originally intended. And only He can do that because He is the “new standard of measurement”.
Jesus is that new standard of measurement because He was, and is, the sinless, spotless, incorruptible, virgin-born son of God. He willingly laid down His place of prominence and divinity in heaven to become a man (Philippians 2:7, Hebrews 2:14-15).
In Romans 8:32 it says that God did not spare His own son, but delivered Him up for us all. 1John 2:2 says that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world. Then if you’ve accepted Jesus’ sacrifice, 1John 3:3 says what kind of love is this that the Father has given us that we should be called the children of God?
Do you see what kind of value He placed on us? If you have children, could you offer any of them for a sacrifice for someone who doesn’t even know you? What about this? Could you willingly offer any of your children for someone who cursed or blasphemed you, or your child, or your spouse, or your family name?
Regardless of where you are right now in your relationship with Jesus, and regardless of what has happened to you in the past, good or bad, you are valuable, you worth more than you can possibly imagine in the mind and heart of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God gave the very, very best He could possibly offer to redeem you, to restore you, to heal your mind, soul, and body and He will not give up on you (Philippians 1:6).