Finding your Worth in Christ

Hi Friends, I am taking a couple of weeks off from my Numbers study series. I just wanted to share something that God was reminding me of.

I like being productive, and there is nothing wrong in that as such, but it can have a negative side to it if we tend to tie our productivity to our value. This is something that has been a challenge for me over the years and I have grown in this area. I have and am continuing to surrender to God my misplaced sense of tying my productivity to my usefulness. And God has been enabling me to let go of this and look to him and rest my value in him and who he has made me to be. As I said, it is a journey, I am not there yet but I am definitely not where I used to be.

As I pondered on this, I want to ask you my friends a question; Is there something in your life you tie your value/worth or usefulness to. Is it what you can do, what you can offer to someone, is it tied to a relationship?

The enemy always wants us to have a skewed perception of how we look at our own worth. Because when we have that misplaced sense of our worth, he creeps in between and makes us look elsewhere so we can take our eyes off God. Our worth comes from who we are in Christ. We are loved by Him, we are redeemed, we are His children for whom he gave his life so that we can be reconciled to the Father. That is how God sees us, worthy of the greatest sacrifice. And that is how we should view ourselves too, through the eyes of our Lord.

The reality is that at times even when we might know the truth of who we are in Christ, it can be hard to live from this truth when those near and dear to us may not necessarily make us feel of worth unless we offer something, provide for them or play a certain role in their life. And although hard, it is in those moments that we need to speak the truth of who we are in God to ourselves. If we rely on our emotions to speak to us, that is not truth. God’s words is truth. And so, even when we are not feeling it, we speak it. I have found that when I remind myself of God’s truth and speak his words, especially at those times when my feelings are far removed from what scripture says, as I keep reading and speaking it, my feelings and emotions begin to realign with what God says about my identity and worth in Him.

Jesus, his self-worth wasn’t based on the opinion of others, remember that there were many who did not believe in him, many who were opposed to him and wanted to get him killed. If his self-worth was resting on how popular or accepted, he was, what would happen? Would it change the reality that he was the Son of God, No. His identity was that he was the son of God irrespective of what others thought of Him. And the same way our worth is not rooted in the opinion of others, instead in the unwavering love of God.

Here are some scriptural affirmations that will remind us of our own worth/value in Christ.

I am a child of God – Gal 3:26-27 “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

I am God’s special possession, chosen by Him – 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

I am God’s masterpiece – Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made”

I am loved by God – John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

I am Redeemed – Eph 1:7 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

If you can relate to the feeling of tying your worth to someone or something, take a moment, pause and be still before God. Ask Him to reveal to you how he sees you. And I pray that he will awaken your spirit to the truth of how he sees you, with so much love and that you are valuable as you are to Him and to His kingdom.

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for who you are and what you have done for us. We thank you for carefully creating each one of us. Your word reminds us of your love for us that goes beyond anything we can fully comprehend. When our thoughts do not align with the truth of what your word reveals to us about how we should see ourselves, help us to abide in you, to rest in the truth of your word and character instead of striving for significance or acceptance in the eyes of someone or something of this world. Lord, we humble ourselves and rely on you for strength, comfort and assurance when feelings of unworthiness or self-doubt erode our thoughts. Help us to fight those thoughts and emotions and even the harsh words of others. Thank you for loving us just the way we are and always being there for us. Amen.

God Bless.

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  1. “If you can relate to the feeling of tying your worth to someone or something, take a moment, pause and be still before God. Ask Him to reveal to you how he sees you.”
    This is so great, Manu!! This is what I read today…And Moses said to them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you. (Num 9:8)
    If we could be still long enough to hear the Lord, He will indeed reveal His truth…all truth…the ONLY truth to Us, from His viewpoint and His personal perspective. He will also reveal the plan He has for our lives!!
    Be still and See that He is God!!

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    1. That is so very true. If we only take the time and be still, seeking him and his voice, he will speak and reveal truth that we need to hear in that moment. Being still before him is another one of those things that takes discipline, does not come automatically to me.
      Thank you sis 💙💐

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  2. I can relate with you on productivity! That’s so great that you are self-aware enoigh to recognize this tendency and to address it with God’s help. And it’s wonderful that you are sharing this and asking your readers to contemplate our own lives and see where we might be misplacing our worth. Thank you for being vulnerable with us!

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  3. Manu, this is incredibly inspiring. It is commendable that you are reflective and also sensitive to the Spirit. This moved me so much. I have had situations where God has instructed me to get off social media completely, stop commenting on other people’s blog posts for earthly validation….and I have had situations where God has told me to share even when I genuinely don’t feel like it. I’m very regimented, and the Lord has also been teaching me to be less fleshly since being extremely regimented can be a form of fleshly control, especially when you don’t consult the Spirit. Thanks for this reminder. I wish I could share more, but I resonate with this so much, and thank you for your honest and thoughtful reflection. Blessings!

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    1. Heather, am so glad this spoke to you. I get you about God nudging you to do certain things. May the Lord help us both as we seek to honour him in this area too.
      Blessings my friend 💙💐

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  4. I love this!! I am a task oriented person and I’m happiest when I’m accomplishing pretty much anything. It is very challenging for me when I have days or seasons when I can’t get stuff done. I too have learned, the hard way, that it’s OK. Whatever God wants me to pursue each day, that’s enough. Not easy for me, I’m getting better. Old age helps. Haha!!
    Thanks for the beautiful verses and reminder of where our true worth comes from. Blessings to you Manu!

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    1. I am task oriented too Meghan and I find it quite challenging to have days or times off. Definitely better at it now. I am learning to be content and yes old age helps 😁. Thank you Meghan 💙💐

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  5. I totally resonate Manu! I personally have had seasons where I felt like God was forcing me to rest. It was so uncomfortable, I despised it. I’m a type A person who always have to be doing something, accomplishing something…It felt like God was teaching me to find my worth in Him even when I wasn’t doing something great or spectacular. It’s been such a learning curve, when I stopped fighting it , I began to learn how to work from rest( in Him). If I’m doing something awesome, then that’s great, if I’m not then whatever I’m doing it’s for Him and that’s enough for me.

    Blessed and encouraged by your words.💝

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    1. Learning to work from a
      Place of resting in Him- oh yes I am working towards that Lucy.
      Thank you my friend and I pray that we can both continue to surrender our tendency to find our value in being productive and flourish.

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  6. Hi Manu. Thank you for sharing this post. This is encouraging and such a valuable reminder to find our worth in the Lord. I struggle with this at times too. What He says about who we are is truth. We are significant because we are created in His image. There is always pressure to find our worth in things, people or accomplishments, but that is not truth. When our feelings are contrary to God’s Word, may we turn our focus back to Him. Thank you for your prayer!

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  7. Yes, i could completely relate to this. I used to think that the more I could do a certain task or job, the more useful I am, and that was where I get my sense of worth. Today, I still tend to feel like this occasionally, but over the years the Lord has instructed me and changed me through His Word. Praise the Lord for the freedom. I become more confident of who I am because of Christ.

    Thanks for this Manu. It is a great insight. Full of wisdom. God bless your writing.

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    1. Thank you Deborah. I pray that we can continue to shed those misconceptions and look to him and rest in the truth of that our worthiness comes from who we are in Him.

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  8. This is an excellent post, Manu. The selection of scripture affirmations is worthy of reviewing again and again. I fall into people pleasing and when stripped to the core it is a way of looking for self-worth. The truth is I must be vigilant in reminding myself that it is God and God alone I must seek to please.

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    1. Thank you Manette. I understand the people pleasing bit. Used to fall into that to some extent and find it very hard to say no. I have learnt to be better in that area.

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  9. Thanks for the scriptural affirmations, reminders of our worth/value in Christ. I do try to please people and then get weary when the demands continue and increase. Lately, I have been doing a lot of caregiving, where it is easy to forget self-worth. Thanks for the reminder that I am a loved child of God. Happy Easter! ❤️💐🌺

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    1. Caregiving- is a beautiful thing to give but it can also run one to the ground. I pray that you can give of yourself towards others but also know where to have that boundary so that you can rest and look after yourself. May God guide and bless you Jeanne.


  10. Hey Manu. Thanks for this timely reminder that we are enough. We are made in the image of God and our value is based on being his child and created in his image. This allows us to rest and be still. The danger to constantly perform can cause us severe exhaustion and stress. Bless you. 💗🙏🏾

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  11. Yes, indeed, God carefully created each of us! We can easily forget that when our uniqueness seems to be a detriment instead of a benefit. Thank you for the reminders here, to embrace the way God made us, and to remember “our worth is not rooted in the opinion of others, instead in the unwavering love of God.” Thank you, Manu!

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    1. Absolutely Nancy, it is so easy to slip into leaning on our own ability, taking time to reflect will help us shift that perspective back to God, the source of any and all of our abilities.

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