What do you think of yourself?
Do you think you're not good enough, not worthy, not smart, not amazing?
Romans 12:3 (CJB version) tells us to have a sober estimate of ourselves. And being sober means a clear, factual judgment without prejudice.
3 For I am telling every single one of you, through the grace that has been given to me, not to have exaggerated ideas about your own importance. Instead, develop a sober estimate of yourself based on the standard which God has given to each of you, namely, trust.
And James 3:17 tells us that the wisdom from God is pure and without hypocrisy.
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, free of hypocrisy.
If we value what God has done for us through Christ Jesus, and if we think others are valuable then why do we devalue ourselves, our worth, our calling, our position as beloved of God, forgiven and free?
Most women I know are quick to give grace to others, quick to forgive, quick to call greatness out in others, quick to say others are amazing, but flat out refuse to value themselves and have a true understanding of their worth.
I know that some churches constantly use scripture to bring people an understanding of their sin and brokenness to help highlight how desperately we all need Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior--but where is the balanced sober estimate of who we are AFTER accepting Jesus as our Lord?
Where are you in the pendulum of knowing who you are and what you are called to be and do?
Let's choose to journal each day with sober thought and the truth of God's scripture about our faith journey, our spiritual growth, our daily habits, words, and actions.
Let's strive for the high calling in Christ Jesus developing ourselves in His word and way BUT let's do that from a foundation of knowing our worth and calling in and through Christ our Savior.
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Let's pray: Dear Jesus thank You for this day. Thank You for Your love and mercy. Thank You that You set us free from sin, shame, and brokenness.
Lord we praise You and thank You for Your sacrifice. By Your sacrifice we are made forgiven, worthy, and free indeed from all our past sin and future sin.
Jesus please forgive us our sins--the sin of not believing You and walking in the light of the truth. Please help us to have a sober, balanced, truthful estimate of who we are, who we should become, and the confidence to create it with You.
Lord we long to be empowered by Your Spirit and word. We long to shine Your light in this broken world in such a way that others will see and glorify You for all time.
Please lead us into the scripture we need for where we are in our spiritual and personal development journey. Please help us to cultivate self-control, self-discipline, and a courageous, confident mindset to boldly walk out our gifts and calling day by day.
We thank You Jesus that You protect and prosper us when we spend time in Your word and relationship with You. Please help us to continue connecting into You and Your word each and every day.
We sing praises to Your name, now and forever, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.