Every person on earth needs to know they matter … that they mean something to someone and that they are valuable. The problem is when people don’t get a good start in life, they often waste their lives searching for self-worth in all the wrong places.
In the world, people base their value and importance on what they do, how much education they have, who they know, what kind of clothes they wear, how they look, their job title, and the list goes on. But when worldly standards determine your sense of self-worth, you’ll always be striving to please people and it will derail you from your God-given destiny.
The only way to find true security and have a healthy self-esteem is by knowing and experiencing the love of God.
Popular with People or Peaceful with Yourself
The apostle Paul talked about this in Galatians 1:10 when he said, “Am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah)” (AMPC). He’s basically saying, “If I were trying to be popular with people, I wouldn’t be serving God and know that He loves me.”
I can tell you that if I was trying to be popular with people, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today. When God spoke to my heart about His call on my life to teach the Word and I began to step out in that ministry, some of my friends and family told me I shouldn’t be doing that. I was asked to leave the church we were attending at the time, and I ended up losing friendships that I thought were important to me.
It was a very difficult time, but I discovered through that experience that while it’s not always easy to do what God calls us to do, obedience to Him is always worth it in the end. Doing things God’s way is the only thing that works in the long run. There are people in your life — I’m talking about people other than your spouse and children — who may come and go over time, but God will always be with you because He loves you and He promises to never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
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SOURCE: The Christian Post