Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Who Determines Your Value

  Who determines your worth? Who do you allow to set a value on your life? 

Is Hollywood's idea of perfection what you aspire to? Or do you feel the need to attain the perfect life of those that are around you? If your answer was yes to either of these questions then, I'm sorry to say that you're setting yourself up for failure. Actually, the standard that Hollywood holds people to is unattainable. More than likely if you could look into the lives of those so called perfect people that you admire so much, I think you'd be shock at what you see. The truth is is no ones perfect. So who should we allow to determine our value? There is only one person who knows us completely and that is God. He knows the good, the bad and everything in between about us. He was even there the very moment we were conceived and he lovingly watched as we grew and were formed in our mothers womb. The Bible puts it this way;

You made all the delicate, inner 
parts of my body
and knit me together in my
mother's womb. 
You watched me as I was being 
formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the
dark of the womb. (Ps. 139:13, 15).

    God is big enough to hold the oceans in his hand (Isa 40:12 NLT) and yet out of all of the over 100 billion people who have ever been born, he knows each one of us by name.  And because God can see the end from the beginning (Isa 46:10) he has always known what our every thought and action would be. Even the bad stuff we do does not catch him off guard! In spite of even that, he loved and valued us enough to be willing to die for us (John 3:16). His love for us never ceases!

                          O lord, you have examined my heart and 
                                          know everything about me. 
                                You know when I sit down or stand up. 
                         You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 
                         You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. 
                                            You know everything I do. 
                                 You know what I am going to say 
                                      even before I say it, Lord. 
                                 You go before me and follow me. 
                               You place your hand of blessing on my head 
                                   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 
                          too great for me to understand!(Psalms 139:1-6 NLT) 

                                  Take a minute and personalize this thought. 
God who is big enough to hold the oceans in his hand. Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers loves me (Isa 40:12). He values me so much that death was not to great a price to pay for me. There is nothing about me either good or bad that he does not already know and yet God still loves me. He has placed a value on my life.

Who has placed a value on your life? I know who I'm gonna allow to have that power.

Have a blessed day

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