For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them – Ephesians 2:10
God wants you to value yourself for who you are. There’re people who aren’t satisfied with themselves; they have the burden of always wishing they were like someone else. No; be yourself. And the first way to do that is to value yourself, because God values you and is happy about you. Remember that you can’t treat anyone else right until you treat yourself right; if you’re not glad about yourself, you most certainly won’t be glad about anyone else.
You’re valuable to God; that’s why He sent Jesus to die in your place. The value of an item is the price paid for it. Your value is the life of the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. So value yourself and quit trying to be someone else. Be happy about you, and be the best of you for God. God loves diversity and that’s the beauty of life. We’re so many in the world, but God expresses Himself through every one of us in different ways; and until you recognize that, you may never be able to bring out the best in you.
It’s your responsibility to bring out the best in you. Your heart is like a garden, and God expects you to tend it, and bring forth the best out of your garden. It’s up to you, what you produce from your garden: the kind of crop you come up with. What you sow is what you reap (Galatians 6:7).
We read in our opening verse that you’re God’s workmanship. You’re His excellent handiwork. You mean so much to Him. Become satisfied with the truth that He loves you, wants you, and is happy to have someone like you. Acknowledge that you’re the best of you that God has. Love yourself, because God loves you; and express that love to other people. Refuse to let anyone demean you. You’re God’s best. Believe it, accept it and think that way.
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I’m God’s workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus unto good works. I acknowledge my origin, heritage and personality in Christ; therefore, my faith is operative and effective in the Name of Jesus! I’m God’s best, His cream and beauty, and my life is for His glory, now and forever. Amen.
Further Study: Psalms 139:14; 1 Peter 2:9