Thursday, February 12, 2015


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared before hand.
Ephesians 2:10

From where are you gaining your sense of worth?  Television, magazines, celebrities, your friends, or social media?  How do you feel when you compare yourself to these things? Do you fall short of worldly expectations? Are you disappointed?

Do you know you are not alone? Many times we all look to worldly things to discover who we are. However, we will never measure up to the standards the world has put in place.  The world confuses us in such a way that we don't who we are or who we belong to. We also begin to believe that God has not equipped us for all the situations we face. We don't know how to engage with others in a rewarding way. We become stuck in dysfunction, worry, and fear.  We sometimes even develop obsessions and additions, which tend to destroy the confidence we have in ourselves.

But God tells us something very different.  He tells us that we are wonderfully made (Ps 139:11). God tells us he loves us so much that he sent his son to die on the cross for our sin (Jn 3:16) We are His workmanship (Ep 2:10). God equips us with everything we need to handle any situation.  Our identity is not determined by what we do each day or who we are friends with.  Our identity is determined by the relationship we have with Christ. God tells us in Ephesians chapter 1 that we are blessed, chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, saved, rich in His grace, we are His possession (and the list goes on).  We are worthy! We are worthy because God says we are worthy, so worthy that we are engraved in the palm of his hand (Isaiah 49:16)

We need to seek friends and mentors who point us toward Christ and encourage us daily. Find others who believe the same thing you believe, so they can help us live out the truth in tough times. In Christ, we can live in joy and confidence. 

We are worthy simply because we are God's children. God equips us to live out His calling and to be engaged with others for His purpose. He wants us to experience the power, strength, hope and joy He has planned for us on this journey of life.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! please post on fqcebok when you post again!