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“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
~Matthew 10:31~ (NIV)
As a little girl, I never felt I was worth much.
I had always felt that I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough or good enough. No matter how hard I tried, I just didn’t seem to measure up.
Abandoned by my biological father, I was left feeling that I wasn’t a good enough daughter. I often reasoned that perhaps if I had just been “good enough”, maybe he would have stayed. I always sensed my mother barely tolerated me, but she never seemed to be didn’t delight in me.
And if your own parents couldn’t love you, then who could?
This feeling of worthlessness lingered long into adulthood leading me to make many poor life choices that still affect my life today.
Sister, perhaps you too, have had painful experiences in the past that have left you feeling worthless. I understand completely, sweet sister. And though you may be feeling lost, and bewildered, you are not alone. Jesus wants you to know that you have great value to Him. He values you so much that gave His life so that you would know this truth!
You are worth more than gold.
Jesus says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?” “Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31, emphasis added).
So when you hear the Enemy whispering in your ear that you are not enough, remember this, YOU ARE WORTH MORE:
You are worth more than the money in your bank account.
You are worth more than the number of friends you have on Facebook.
You are worth more than the number of followers you have on Instagram.
You are worth more than the number of meetings and appointments on your calendar.
You are worth more than the sum of your successes or failures.
You are worth more than your level of education.
You are worth more than the price tags in your closet.
You are worth more than your accomplishments or lack of them.
You are worth more than many sparrows.
You are worth more than GOLD.
It took many long years for me to finally take hold of Jesus’ words: “You are worth more”, but once I began to accept this truth, my life began to radically change. That’s what Jesus wants you to know today sister. You’re worth more than gold to Him who laid down His life for you.
Father God, please help me to really get this. I have wasted so much of my life feeling like I’m not good enough. Father, I ask that You will help me to see that because of the finished work of Jesus on the Cross and His Holy Spirit which dwells within me, I am enough. Help me, Father, to see I have great worth and value as Your child and bearer of Your Holy Image. Help me, Father, to always remember that I am worth more than GOLD,
In Jesus’ Holy Name,