Written By: Micca Campbell
“Far More Valuable Than Diamonds.”
Women are rarely satisfied with what they see in the mirror. Some feel they are too short, or too tall, or too thin, or too heavy. The list never seems to end because women tend to focus on the flaws or at least what they consider to be a flaw.
For some, it might physical dissatisfaction, while for others it might be that they’re not smart enough or outgoing enough or worthy enough. A multitude of studies indicate that the way a woman sees herself determines to a large degree the way she acts and reacts in life. A person’s self- perception or self-esteem tends to be a leading factor in the way she measures her worth. If she sees herself as a victim, she’ll allow others to prey on her. If she sees herself as a loser, then she’ll never measure up. If she sees herself as a piece of junk, she’ll begin to think of herself as nothing more than a pile of
(Okay. That’s enough of that.)
But is underscores the point. The way a person sees themselves determines their thought process, actions and reactions, and their destiny. Many never reach their God-given potential and purpose because of an overwhelming feeling that says, they’re not enough. This is NOT how God views His children. And it’s definitely not what He had in mind when He created the human race.
Here’s the thing. When God created man and woman, He made them exactly the way He planned. When He designed each individual, in their mother’s womb, He planned their size, the color of their eyes, and the color of their skin, as well as everything about them. Just as God proclaimed His creation good in Genesis 1, He proclaims that that both men and women were made perfect in His site. So when someone talks about things they don’t like about themselves, they’re disagreeing with how God made them. God does not make junk.
According to Psalms 139: 14, each person is fearfully and wonderfully made. And because God’s work is wonderful—therefore, each person is wonderful. When a woman allows these truths to take hold of her reality, she begins to see her worth through the eyes of God. It changes everything. For example, take a look at Proverbs 31:10.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”
The Message put’s it this way, “A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more Rubies and diamonds are expensive commodities, yet according to God a good woman is a greater treasure worth far more than expensive jewels. It gets better!
In 1 Peter 2:9-10, Peter paints a beautiful portrait that portrays a person’s worth “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellences of him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have
First, a person doesn’t choose God, but rather He chooses them. They’re not chosen because of their race, sex, or culture, but by the “mercies of God” to be Secondly, they are favored. The Lord saw their guilt and sin and showed them mercy. He didn’t stand off. He didn’t judge. He drew near with love and favor and Thirdly, they become God’s treasured possession. They now belong.
Maybe they’ve never belonged anywhere before, but now they do. They belong to God and His forever family. That’s not all. Since God owns everything, to be called his own possession has to be something special. And it is. God’s people are Christ’s inheritance, and God doesn’t give junk to His son. No, he gives Him something of worth.
Something precious far greater than diamonds. Fourthly, they are holy. To be holy means to be set apart. A Christian has been set apart by God for God. They may not feel very holy but when God looks at them He sees the holiness of His Son. Therefore, acting any other way than holy, contradicts their identity in Christ. On good days and bad, God sees nothing less
Finally, Those belonging to God are royalty. They are children of God—the King of Kings. This means that nothing stands between them and their relationship with God. Just as an early king might have a prince or princess, God’s children are also considered a prince or princess of the King above all kings. No relationship is closer and none more valuable than a royal child of God.
These truths are reminders that God’s children are very dear to His heart. When they finally grasp the height and depth of His love for them, no other opinion matters but His. God says His children are worthy to be called His own, they are far more valuable than diamonds, they are wonderfully made, chosen, favored, treasured, holy and royal. If women could only see themselves through God’s eyes instead of their mirrors, their beauty would far surpass that of a jewel.
About Micca Campbell:
Micca Campbell is a national speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is the author of, An Untroubled Heart, and is currently working on her new book, Empowered Woman. Micca also writes regularly for Encouragement for Today daily devotionals. To the surprise and amazement of her children, Micca was named, “Mother of the Year,” by Lifeway Parenting Magazine in 2004. She is directionally challenged, a rock-star in the shower, afraid of bugs, and the girl whom Jesus loves. Connect with Micca by visiting her at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.