In this podcast I want to remind you of your intrinsic value to God and why that should matter to you.
Genesis 1:27 NIV So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Created formed, shaped
Fashioned from the very imagination of God into the likeness of God to be His representative. The fact that humans are made in the image of God is the very core of the sanity of life.
Made like God…in His imagine…
Grasp what the magnitude of that reality. You are made like God.
Faithful and True (Rev 19:11)
The Truth (John 14:6)
Love (1 John 4:8)
Just (2 Thess 1:6)
All powerful (Matt 28:18)
Holy (1 Peter 1:16)
Everyone…regardless of their abilities or disabilities, beauty or blemishes, everyone of us is valuable beyond measure because they are God’s masterpiece.
Valuable, no priceless,
Psalms 139:13-16 says it best
13For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Quoting these Scriptures should be part of your regular routine.
We were trying to sell a truck.
We didn’t use it very often; but it was in great shape and it should be benefiting someone. We put it up for sale at really good price. Almost immediately we began to get calls. Most of them were genuinely interested, but one man “low balled” our suggested price with the comment, “I’ll give you $800 for the truck.”
It was a ridiculous price. Wayne, just chuckled, “Oh, no you won’t! I know what this truck is worth.”
The reality is we don’t know our worth.
And that makes us sell ourselves short.
Do you do that? Please don’t do that anymore.
3 Reasons you need to know your worth.
1. It makes you confident.
When you know your worth, you are confident. You walk in the confidence. You make better choices. You try new things. You step out of your safe little place.
2. It makes you more productive.
You will accomplish more, because you begin to believe you are capable of achieving more… in life, in relationships and in your vocations. You will begin to value the talents and gifting inside and use them to give and/or create the things that would enrich your life and the people around you.
3. It even makes you more respectful of others.
When you realize that being made in the imagine of God makes you incredibly valuable; you also recognize that it is the same thing that makes the person honking their horn at you on the highway valuable too. Or the person across the isle from you at work. Or your neighbor.
That knowledge has made me more forgiving.
I realize that person that just behaved like a “bonafide rascal” (isn’t that a lovely name for them) is somebody that Jesus loves. When I’m having trouble forgiving, I deliberately remind myself, God loves so and so and I need to treat them accordingly.
So how do you begin to recognize your intrinsic worth as a divine masterpiece of God?
Stop using the wrong measuring tool!
You use cups to measure flour. You use a measuring tape to measure a board. Use the right tool to measure value.
Your bathroom scales cannot tell you what you are worth…they only tell you what you weigh. Stop assigning the wrong metric to your weight.
Your mirror reflects your face, but not your worth…don’t give your mirror the power to assign your worth.
Your mom’s opinion, your husband complaint, your grade school teacher’s insult is only a viewpoint, not an accurate evaluation of your worth.
The only place you can discover your worth is through God’s eyes.
He gives you a glimpse of what His divine design for you to be in Scripture…He whispers it to you when you come into His presence…as you walk in obedience when you obey His instructions you see gifts that He has deposited in you…
You were designed to plug into a power source…sorta like a hair dryer.
You were made for God’s Power. He wants to empower you. He has called you to partner with Him. Wow! Think about that for a minute.
as you receive His love you’ll be able to pour it out through your life…You’ll experience His wisdom…His grace…to be and become all God made you to be.
You might be surprised…but He won’t; He saw it in you all along.
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