I was reminded again today of the importance of letting my worth be defined by Christ and not by what others think. I have often stated, “My worth is defined by God,” but had not fully thought about what this really means for me.
I have always been a bit fearful of stepping outside my comfort zone. I have realized that I have a fear of vulnerability, of laying bare my heart of hearts and being judged. I fear what others would think if they really knew me. So I stay balled up inside my safe little comfort zone.
But if I truly believe that my worth is defined by God, I don’t have to worry about what other people think. I don’t have to be the person they think me to be if I know who I am in Christ. If I know who I am and I am confident in what my Savior has called me to do, I can be free to be myself and not listen to the voices of others. Yes, I will heed constructive criticism, yes I will learn from rebuke, but I don’t have to be defined by others judgments of me.
This is a topic near to my heart, so you will likely see more posts on this subject in the future. For now, I’ll leave you with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson — “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Through Christ, we can accomplish this!
If you don’t feel that your worth is defined by God or don’t know what that would mean or what it would look like, I recommend studying the Bible, namely the first few chapters of Ephesians. Dig for the truth about who you are in Christ and what that means for you. It will change your life.
Would you like to see a series on biblical worth and who we are as children of God? Comment and let me know; I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject as well!