“I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:14
This is one of my favorite scriptures because it reminds us that God created us to be wonderful just as we are. Many use this scripture as encouragement to others to be comfortable in their outward appearance but I’ll talk about that on tomorrow’s topic. Today, I want to use this to focus on those internal things that we sometimes dislike about ourselves which causes us to minimize our own value and self-worth.
Oftentimes we are so hard on ourselves! For example, I have a BIG heart. My heart has gotten me in plenty of trouble if you read on my Day 2 post. I use to literally pray and ask God to take compassion away from me because I was so tired of being so compassionate that I got hurt. Eventually I began to see myself as less than other women. I no longer trusted myself to make decisions on whether or not I wanted to date someone so I literally took myself off the dating market for 3 years! Not because I’m not a hot commodity (haha) but because I didn’t FEEL that I was of any value to anyone. I had diminished my value because I wasn’t happy with how God made me.
Then it dawned on me. Being compassionate is how he created me to be! He couldn’t entrust that compassion to someone else so he entrusted it to me. Do I continue to beat myself up and feel like I’m unworthy or do I claim it, hold my head up high and shout “I am fearfully and wonderfully made – overly compassionate and all!”.
Maybe for you it’s not compassion but something else. Maybe you scold God for making you too trustworthy, too honest, too vulnerable, too emotional, etc. Whatever it is, know that he made you to be that way for a reason-fearfully and wonderfully I might add! He needs you to use that gift to change his kingdom! And whenever you doubt how wonderful you are, just reflect on the above scripture.
#KnowYourWorthChallengeDay6: What are some ways in which you beat up yourself that causes you to see your value differently?
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