In my post You are Valuable, I shared the importance of knowing your value and worth and how you are valuable. But… if you are like me, you’ve probably asked the question, what makes me valuable? I will tell you! There are three areas that make you valuable; who’s your are, your personality and your heritage.
Who’s are you? That’s a Great question. We are God’s children. In Genesis it tells us that we were created in the image of God, male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27). The Bible also tells us in 1 Peter 2:9 that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, and God’s special possessions. When we identify ourselves as a child of God’s, our value surpasses anything valuable on Earth. You see, it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us. Isaiah 53 tells us that the punishment that was meant for us Christ took because that is how valuable we are to God; He sent His Son to die for us. By being children of God we are valuable and no can take that away from us!
Your Personality. Each of us has a different personality from each other and because of that, you are valuable. The world would be boring if all of us were the same. God knew that and when He created us and gave us our own personalities which add’s to our value. We all bring something that is unique to the table of life that is needed. Sometimes, the environment that we are in does not see the value in our personalities and belittles it. But know, that your personality gives you value; without it, you would not be you. So whatever makes you smile and shine keep on doing it!
Your heritage. Our heritage plays a huge role in our own personal value and worth. We cannot change our heritage; we cannot change our skin tone, ethnicity or anything that is a part of our heritage. It does not matter what society says about where you come makes you valuable; you are valuable wherever you are from. Personally, I am an African American female, does it add to my value? Yes, but if I were Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian or any other ethnicity I would be just as valuable. Where you come from plays a role in your personality and you should be proud of it because 99% of the time, you cannot run away from it.
When you identify as a child of God, love your personality and heritage, your value surpasses everything. Why? Because you are loving the person that God has created. What makes you valuable is the fact that you are a child of God. Like I said, no one can take that away from you. Remember that you are valuable! Treat yourself like the valuable person that you are. Treat yourself like the royal priesthood that you are a part of. When those around you start to see how you act differently, just tell them you know your worth and you know that you are valuable.
Until next time,