Recently, I shared thoughts of worthiness with you in Yes, I’m Worthy, So are You! Feeling good enough has long been a struggle of mine. For so many years, I’ve dealt with thoughts of not being able to measure up whether it was as a child when I compared myself to my (perceived) perfect siblings or classmates or as an adult trying to keep up with friends or coworkers with the cleanest house, most elaborately cooked meal, highest honors, or smartest kids.
I’ve been writing on self-worth (or lack thereof). As I think my way through this, I invite you to share your thoughts and experiences. One thing I’ve learned, I’m not the only woman who feels this way. Through shared stories, we can know that we aren’t alone and that others understand.
True worth doesn’t come from material possessions. Instead, it comes from who we are, for real, on the inside. You know all those times you think you aren’t good enough? Please reconsider.
There’s nothing wrong with you (or me), no matter what you think! Nope, we’re just people doing the best we can.
Here are 9 ways to remember you’re perfect the way you are:
1. You make mistakes, sure. But so does everyone. Mistakes allow you to learn as you go.
2. You strive each day to be the best you can be – for that day, sometimes just for that moment.
3. You aren’t looking to ‘become’ someone. You already are someone.
4. Emotions come naturally. You feel them and you respond to them.
5. There’s no such way you ‘should be’.
6. If someone hurts you, you never deserve it.
7. Other’s behavior and attitude reflect them, not you.
8. You choose what you think is best. As you learn and grow, you make new and different choices.
9. You understand (or try to) the full meaning of Ephesians 2:8 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Do you have all of these things down right this very minute? Maybe not. There could be points here that you need to work on, refer to, remember. That’s okay. As long as you keep striving to be the best you that you can be and remembering that you, as all people, are God’s masterpiece, then you can find your worth.
Shared on Thoughtful Thursdays