We use a form or another of measure each day. We start it off by deciding what time to rise in the mornings so we get where we need to go that day. And we end it by deciding what time to go to bed so we get enough sleep to rise when that alarm goes off! Measure is part of our day whether we want it or not.
We frequently use measuring as a way to measure our worth. Here are a few.
The measurement of others approval
How I feel I look measures how I feel
How does what I’m good at measure up to what someone else is good at
Does my family love me to the full measurement of what I want
Am I at the same level as others around me – do I measure up
The impact that my post had is measured by how many likes and emojis it got
The problem with these forms of measuring ourselves is that it can be deeply skewed. It can be skewed by our past experiences whether good or bad. Over many years of how others talked to us and how they treated us. Our measurement of ourselves is determined ultimately due to how others measured us.
I am not to measure myself by my measurement of others or by their measurement of me. God is the only ONE that has the only true measurement.
“I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love — not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!” Romans 8:38-39
” But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
It would not matter who approved, how we looked, others love, whether I can keep up or who likes me, God’s love for me will never go away. We can not be separated from him. We can leave him but he will not leave us. We will never be perfect but Christ died for us anyway. So stop looking to your outward appearance and search your heart because that is God’s measure of us.