By, Stephanie Bowman
Scrolling through your social media feed, its hard to miss those perfect pictures of “everyday life” that are posted by your peers. You see their perfect houses, their beautiful children in their perfect clothes, their workout pictures with their cute leggings and tiny waists…..and you wonder why YOUR life can’t look like that! Well, at least that's what I find myself doing as I look around at the half-eaten bowls of cereal my kids left out, or the stains on their brand new jeans, or my rather plump figure in the mirror.
With the influence of social media in our lives, its hard to ignore things like that, isn’t it? Daily we are bombarded with half truths and filters everywhere we go. Its easy to let those things whisper in our ears “You’re not good enough! Why can’t you be like that? Don’t you feel worthless?”
But sister, we must reject those thoughts!
I decided to do a word study on the word “worth”. The dictionary defines worth as “the value of something measured by its qualities”. Where do you find worth? Do you find it in the number of followers on Insta? Or do you find it in the comments of those around you as they admire your carefully cropped pictures? Do you find it in the love of your family?
I find myself daily asking myself “where is your worth?” And it was only when I read these words did it really hit me. Isaiah 43:4 says “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” You are PRECIOUS in my eyes…..I love you.
Our only measure of worth should be in how our Heavenly Father measures us and our qualities. He loved us enough to send His Son as a sacrifice for us. We are precious to Him. We, as Daughters of the King of Kings, find our worth in His love. Not in the number on the scale or the approval of social media.
I challenge you, as those whispers come over you day by day, to whisper back, “I am loved by the King, and I am precious to Him”, and let the waves of that love wash over you, and rest in Him.