Switch that phone to DND, grab a journal and pen (if that's your thing), and let's dive in!
You know that high you get when you hit a new peak in story views.
You know the low that comes when you walk away from a group and wonder if you said too much.
You know how you stand a little taller after you nailed it at work.
You know that sinking feeling in your gut when you find out someone else got engaged this December.
You know those feelings. But do you know where they come from?
Emotions are a vital part of how God designed the human experience, so we’re definitely not saying they’re bad. Feelings can serve as the best indicators for what’s going on inside or around you, so we want you to consider what your feelings might be trying to tell you this Christmas season. If you feel “more-than” or “less-than” based on anything other than what God says about you, you might be finding worth somewhere He never meant for you to find it.
The good thing is, no matter what you think or feel, God believes you’re worth it. So much so that He paid the highest price – the sacrifice of His only Son – to make a way for you to have a relationship with Him. So whether you slayed the gift game this year or find yourself down-and-out because of your financial or relationship status, bank on this promise through your holiday season – Flaws and all, you are worth everything to God, and that will never change.
Read the following scriptures and answer the questions below.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Isaiah 41:9 – I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
Do you believe you were worth loving and dying for? Why or why not?
If you’re honest with yourself, where do you look outside of Christ for worth? (Pro-tip: Consider work, looks, money, success, friendships, approval. If you aren’t sure, consider if you feel worse when you lack one of those, or better when you have them)
Pray: Lord, thank you for sending Jesus to die for me and be raised to life again. Please help me to find my worth in you alone, and to recognize and repent when I look for it elsewhere. Thank you for loving me and believing that I am worth dying for.