Sometimes we quantify our value, not in dollars, but in worth. How valuable are you to your employer? Do others tend to desire your presence or avoid you? When was the last time someone called you for dinner?
In answering these questions, we begin a dangerous path, allowing others and sometimes ourselves to place a price over our heads. But my friend, our worth isn’t defined by the measurements we often tend to use; rather, our value has been written through the course of time. It’s a story laden with intrinsic worth placed within you by God, not some actionable measure on your behalf.
The Bible depicts this story for us. And yes, it’s poignant about our flaws, and yet, it’s also fervent about God’s love. To me, this is a releasing thought. God loves me despite myself.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
So while you may sometimes fall into the trap of measuring your worth by some impossible standard, never forget that your Creator alone gets the right to quantify you. Your value in Him doesn’t diminish. It’s intrinsic, and as His daughter, grace is sufficient for your weaknesses.