Written By: Sylvie Beveridge
What is my worth?
This is a great big question. My mind thinks of my worth when I was a little girl, my worth when I was dating, my worth being a wife and a mother. But, the answer to “what is my worth” in the eyes of Jesus, is the only one that really matters in the long run.
Proverbs 31:10 “If you can find a truly good wife, she is worth more than precious gems!” (Living Bible)
What do you think of the word, “worth”? Consider the Webster’s dictionary definition: deserving of, value, equal in possessions to…
Growing up my worth was in the love and encouragement of my parents. Nothing was impossible for me to do. They instilled in me that with God’s help all things are possible. There was nothing I could do to make them love me more or less, and it is with these same glasses that I can believe God is looking at me today.
As a young lady hoping to find my mister right, there were some bumps in the road called rejection. Yes it hurt, but through the healing of my heart, I was always reminded that I was truly loved by God. God used those rejections to build character and discipline in my life and to prepare me for the best He had for me (my husband, Daniel).
In my barrenness, for 7 ¾ years, I continually needed to remind myself that I was still loved by my husband and most of all, Jesus loved me more. One day I had to give up my dream and in my desperation, I pleaded “God, if You will not give me a baby, please take this desire away”. It was at that time, when it was out of my control, we found out we were indeed going to be blessed with a baby. Although, the pregnancy was not without more health concerns, I found myself, yet again, believing by faith and trusting God. At last our Elizabeth was born. Because of this, I learned that my worth is not in the ability to be a mother.
The worth of a person is best summed up by our Creator, when He said “I value your worth so much that I gave you My only begotten Son, Jesus, to pay the price on Calvary for your sins”. This was done so we could have a right relationship with Him.
Today, what is your worth? Is it who you are with, that you have material things, the opinions people have of you, your job, or even which association you belong to? Remember, you are a precious gem, beautiful in the eye of the Beholder. Your worth as a human being, is you are made in God’s image, this goes beyond riches.
“You are worth more than a precious gem”. Imagine right now that the Lord is looking down at you with love and adoration, because to Him, you are HIS. That is your worth!
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