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Today we're going to dive into where we are drawing our value from. There are a few areas which immediately come to mind for us as women, mothers, and even bloggers.
As women, we often place our value in how attractive or unattractive we feel about ourselves. If we feel constantly unattractive or believe that we are not beautiful, it can effect the whole of our lives. But we cannot forget what the Bible says about beauty.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment....instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4
We also place our value in how well kept our house is, how our children behave, or trying to live up to the Proverbs 31 woman. I know I have fallen into this trap. If people come over and my house is less than perfect, I feel devalued. Not by those who enter my home -- but by my own perception of those entering my home! Crazy, isn't it?
One last example that perhaps many can relate to is our number of blog followers. Why do we define our value based on statistics and numbers? This is not where our value lies. Our words do not mean less because 1000 people aren't reading what we're saying. Success is not defined in numbers. Ultimately, it's found in obedience.
If you love me, you will obey what I command. John 14:15
What does He command?
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
God has laid a vision and dream on each of your hearts and has given you gifts and talents to reach them. Every dream will not look identical nor will the journey be identical.
God has chosen you specifically to be the wife to your husband, be the mother of your children, and be an influence to those in your circle. There is no other you!
We lack confidence and courage because we are placing these things in ourselves rather than in God.
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. -2 Corinthians 3:5
Another word for competent is sufficiency. We can do nothing apart from Christ. Our value lies in Him. We will never be fully satisfied unless our security rests in Him.
It's not self-confidence, it's God-confidence. It's not self-worth, it's God-worth. It's not self-image, it's the image of Christ. He places more value on us than we do on ourselves.
If you want to "find yourself", become lost in Him.
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