The statement in today’s picture speaks volumes on so many levels! Too often, people (including myself) mistakenly and erroneously believe that humility implies to think less of themselves. When in reality, the correct layman’s definition of humility means to think of yourself less.
Knowing your self-worth is not a call to become conceited, prideful, or arrogant. Rather, it should harmoniously impact every area of your life – your spiritual life, your fears and insecurities, how you relate with others, how you do business, your romantic relationships, how you spend your time, the people you hang out with, your priorities, your finances, your self esteem and level of confidence, your self control, what you allow others to pour into your lives, what you pour into the lives of others, how others will treat you and talk to you, how you react to what others say to you or say about you, your attitudes towards others, life, and God; and so much more.
Additionally, knowing your self-worth will even affect seemingly non spiritual matters such as how much you charge for goods and services you offer, how you conduct yourself in the business place, your self respect, and in turn – how people respect and value you.
I Peter 2:9 humbly and yet powerfully reminds us that, “We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called [us] out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
True humility is not self-deprecation, it’s self-appreciation! So why would anyone discount what God considers invaluable?
I know that by God’s grace, He will minister His truth to everyone reading this message today. May God help us all to be confident in who we are in Christ Jesus, and know the power and gift available to us in Christ. May we always be aware of our self-worth and value, and act accordingly – to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ our Lord.