One of the things my counsellor was always saying to me was “you are worth it”. And yes it took time to believe that but after a while I got to the point that I started to accept that I am worth it. However it is a bit of an Achilles heel for me and the point the enemy will attack if I let him. Are you worthy, you’re not worthy, you couldn’t even start to do that, someone like you what would people say and so on.
Today our sermon was about showing us that no matter where we have been or what we have done, or what we do now when we slip up nothing makes us unworthy in God’s eyes. Yes that is so true, we are worthy of his love, he knows we are flawed but that’s what makes each of us uniquely equipped to do his work on earth. It’s also really important that we love ourselves, after all God tells us to love our neighbour as ourselves, what good is it if we don’t actually see the best in ourselves and love that part of us?
- Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
- Philippians 1:27 – Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
I am worthy because God says so. I am good enough because God made me. In fact it is no longer me who lives but Christ in me so of course I’m worthy, I am loved, I am enough, I am called of God, so when I feel unloved, unworthy, inadequate I look the enemy straight in the eyes and tell him I am a daughter of the risen King, the apple of my Father’s eye, a temple of the Holy Spirit, I am chosen, redeemed, blessed and elect, I am victorious, one in Christ and I am free, constantly being transformed from glory into glory, that’s my story I am a new creation, sanctified by the blood of the lamb who died for me, so stop taunting me with your lies, these scars of mine an outward sign of God’s healing power, he is my tower of strength, all that is right and excellent, I am magnificent and I serve a God who can do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, just imagine, a God who answers my prayers by quietening all my fears, filling my life with untold blessings, being ever present in every situation, he invests in me because, (yes you got it), I am worthy, he sees the plans he has for me and that’s enough for me to believe, I am worthy of his trust, I am good enough and watch this space cos I know God’s got great plans for me now I finally believe that I am worthy to receive.