Finding Worth In His Glory

I wish only I could say there have only been a few times I've pondered on the negative thoughts that danced around in my head, filled with "I'm not (insert your word here) enough or I'll never be that." I don't have enough fingers or toes to count the many times these ideas bounced in and out of my mind. 

Maybe these thoughts not only clog up your brain space, but they've started to become a part of who you are. When we let these lies repeat themselves over and over again, it doesn't take long for anyone to start to believe them. Ultimately, this is where we let it sink deeper until they reach the most valuable part of our beings, the heart. 
At this point, it doesn't become a matter of what clothes you wear, the amount of money in your bank account, or your social status, it's a matter of finding your true worth. 
The Lord tells Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7 that our God looks at the heart. 

Even in the most difficult times, God is still there waiting for us to cry out to Him. He see's what we face each day and He knows the insecurities that rob our joy. In His presence, there is peace in knowing that we are beautiful enough and we can conquer those fears. We will see success in the midst of overwhelming stress. We are able to do anything we set our mind to because Christ will strengthen us. 

Those thoughts are put in their place when we find the strength to face them with the right perspective and promises of God. Think of it this way, are you really going to achieve your heart's deepest desires with the attitude of a negative nancy?! 

It's time to let you in on a little struggle I face myself. In my own walk of life, when I'm feeling discouraged I can become the biggest procrastinator I know. Yes, even the girl that carries her one-inch thick to-do list and two planners everywhere she goes. You might not recognize it on the outside, but God sees my heart. 

So all of these points are great words in helping us be aware of lies we have to wrestle with, but what do we do to win the fight? I'm very glad you asked! Grab your boxing gloves, we're going in fists first for the full three rounds. 

A few of my favorite verses that remind me of the worth we have because of what Jesus did for each and every one of us. 

Ephesians 4:1
"Lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God."

Luke 12: 6-7
"What is the price of five sparrows-two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." 

Proverbs 31: 10
"Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies." 

Remember how your teachers taught you the value of reducing, reusing, and recycling? We're going to use those same similar methods in the midst of the words we allow to reach and impact our hearts. 

REPLACE the "I'm not this enough or I'll never be that" with the very life breathed promises of scripture. One thing Bible publishers have blessed me by is incorporating a dictionary and concordance in the back of the book, for easy access in finding specific words and verses. How lucky are we that all the work is already done for us? The only task we face is admitting how we feel and flipping through the beautiful Words of God and what He tells us about it. 

REUSE these Truth's you have read, over and over again until they are stored away in the depths of your heart. Just like we let lies creep into our hearts when we let them sit on repeat, so will the loving words of God if we decide to replace and reuse them instead. 

Deuteronomy 11:18 tells us to do just so;
"Commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders."
RECYCLE all of the wonderful lessons you have learned and share them with others in your life that may be battling in the same war. Someone who stands along side of us to encourage, pray, strengthen, and even answer one of those 11:00pm  calls at night, are truly valuable. The light of Jesus shines brightly through them. 

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon shares this truth with us; 

               Let's stand tall and fight the good fight,because you are worthy.

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