But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
What are you worth?
Do you sometimes feel as if your contribution is not important? How do you come to that conclusion? Do you make the mistake of comparing what you do with what others do and find yourself better or lacking?
2 Corinthians 10:12 Of course, we wouldn’t dare to put ourselves in the same class or compare ourselves with those who rate themselves so highly. They compare themselves to one another and make up their own standards to measure themselves by, and then they judge themselves by their own standards. What self-delusion! (The Passion Translation TPT)
Maybe from your standpoint, the greater the notoriety or the more change you can affect, the more a task is worth. There may be some value to that opinion. However, you have to think about how worth is determined in the heart of God. He determines worth by how much He was willing to pay for it!
Romans 5:7-8 We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. 8 But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. (The Message MSG)
He paid it all for you; who you were; who you are and who you will be. Your assignment is as important as anyone else’s because He paid the price for everyone. You don’t have the big picture. Work in the confounds of what you know and celebrate!
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, even as I begin to pray, I am reminded of the lyrics to a song by Anthony Brown. You thought I was worth saving. You thought I was to die for. How dare I minimize my contribution to Your Kingdom. I repent. You ordained the work for me to do before the foundation of the world. You formed me when You decided what work needed to be done. If I do what you created me to do with a pure heart, it is worth doing. My desire is for my work to come to You as a sweet savor. I will celebrate every task You complete through me. I don’t have the big picture. I don’t know whose life is being touched by anything I do. Thank You for counting me worth it…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.