I had gone through most of my life before the last couple years, focused on being good at something. I excelled at many things but I was never the “best.” No matter what it was: tennis, writing, sports, I was never “good enough.” This left me depressed and feeling “worthless.”
One day though a man came to me and blew my mind with His definition of worth. He said that I was worth something because He had created me. That I was worth something because I was not good enough and could never be good enough, but that He was good enough, perfect. That my worth was not tied into what I did or who I knew or who my birth parents were, but that Jesus Christ saw me as worth something. He saw the potential I had, that no one else could see. He saw the love and compassion I had that no one else could bring forth. He saw the purpose He had for me and He saw that I was totally worth it. It being, dying on the cross for me. When I was worthless, Christ saw me as a child of His. He saw all my aches and pains and facades that I would put on for people, but He loved me for me.
So my question is to you: What are you worth? If you take away all the accolades and all the awards and prizes and fame that you have gained, underneath all of that, what are you worth? Well the answer is, you are worth a lot. We have been created by God and for God. He has made us worth something. He loved us and chased after us while we were still sinners.
So, today as you think about your talents and your worth, I encourage you to think back to Jesus picking His disciples. He did not pick them for their talents or for their knowledge. They were lowly fishermen and men that held other mundane titles, men that had not lived up to their potential in the religious leaders eyes. Jesus, though, looked past their failures and their not good enough mentality, and called them to Himself. He is doing the same thing for you today. He is calling you to Himself. No matter what your past is, or how much you have failed, Jesus is calling you. In Jesus’s eyes you are worth a heck of a lot. He died for you. He died so that you could be in a relationship with you.
Will you accept Jesus’s call to you, to come join Him on this adventure of sharing with you how much you are worth? Jesus wants to show you how much He loves you and cares for you, more than anyone else in this world. It is something Jesus is still showing me, how much I am worth, everyday.
Remember your worth today.