The Value of Me, is there any value? Where does it come from? What our name is, where we live, what we look like or who we’re married to. A number of things can give us a false value. I have found my value in all these things but this value comes with a big price. It is not lasting!
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, …
I knew of God and I knew of His love for me. I knew that it surpassed any love that others could possibly have. I knew that he made me and I knew that he forgave me. I knew that he would always be with me. What I didn’t know is that this gift of love, mercy and grace was a open door to loving myself. Something that I didn’t realize I could do. Because of many things from my past. I was not taught that I had value. Only Jesus Christ taught me that.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
God gave me life. Jesus gave me redemption. And the Holy Spirit has given me direction. Through the trials of our lives, we must find our strength to stand firm. My strength came from Jesus. I was lost in a world of delusion, putting my faith in things that were not real, trusting in people that didn’t have my back, believed in my own delusions rather than trusting and leaning in God’s truths. When the going gets tough, I kept on going and ran right into the arms of Jesus.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Today I live in Christ not myself, not others and not in delusions. I live in the truths that he has given me. I am guided by the examples that Jesus has given me and I am allowing the Holy Spirit to walk with me through life. My value is found in HIM! This value is providing me with strength that I have never had before. Strength to not be fearful, to not allow others to over power me, to not live in shame of my past and not hide away when faced with opposition. Strength that has provided me with Hope, has given me courage to stand firm on, has given me freedom from my past and willingness to face it head on and has given me strength to show opposition love, compassion, grace and forgiveness. I now have Value in Me because Christ is who lives in me.
Only words of gratitude do I have for You Lord. Amen!