Do you find your worth and identity in what you do for work? Perhaps you have spent most your life waiting for the title of a wife or a mom. But what happens if that is stripped away from you, or perhaps it doesn’t happen at all, as God has a different path for your life? Our worth can’t be found in what we do, or wrapped up in another person. Nor what other people say about us.
The most unwavering, unchanging identity is found in what God says about you. Not what the world says. Hear this: God has “chosen” you (1 Peter 2:9). You belong to His kingdom no matter what the world has to say. God created you and only you as you are uniquely created. In fact, He tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We are His “masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10), whom He “knit us together in our mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13).
Jesus’ view of you far outweighs whatever worth the world has put on you.
Jesus Is Better Than Anything
I can now say this with full confidence, that Jesus is far better than anything this life could offer me. I know this because even when I felt I had everything I wanted, I still had a longing for more as something was always missing. Jesus is far better than anything I could ever design and imagine for myself. We think we may know what’s best for our lives, but I promise His ways, His thoughts, His plans, are so much better.
I’ve learned this by trial and error, searching and temporarily fulfilling, chasing, and scraping, just like the Samaritan woman, that nothing this world has to offer can satisfy our thirst the way our Savior can. Knowing Jesus and being in His presence is truly better than the “if only” you are searching for. What we pursue apart from Jesus does not satisfy. I encourage you to start today. Choose Jesus first and above all—for he is far better, and forever lasting.
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