Daily Delight

Monday, August 22, 2016

Nothing affects our choices more than where we allow our worth to be rooted. The choice is ours and it is so necessary to know where we have planted it.

Without a doubt, relationship status attempts to be one of the richest soils of our self-worth, but it remains to be shifting sand. We buy into the lie that our worth is only validated when “single” no longer describes us. We are tempted to believe that the length of our singleness is a direct reflection of our worth – and obviously something is wrong with me because I am still single.

Worth and value are words that seem to exist in thin air. They can be really hard to grab hold of or feel supported by. We need a firm foundation in which we can find our worth. If we attempt to be supported by shifting sand like a relationship status, we will end up striving for love and attention from a guy, or struggling to fix our flaws that are the perceived cause of our singleness. All for the goal of feeling like we are enough. 

If worth can be defined as what someone is willing to pay for an item, your worth exceeds the highest price because Jesus gave his life for you. I love how the Passion Translation says it, Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation. (Hebrews 12:2)

The price that Jesus paid on the cross establishes my worth. Because my worth is found at the cross, I can enter into relationship with God. It is only through my relationship with God that I can rest in my worth. I am enough and I am loved right here and right now because of Jesus.
I am praying that today you would find rest from the fight for your worth in the overwhelming love of Christ. May the cross have the final word. You are enough. 


About the Author

Stacey Welch≫ ≫Stacey is a daughter, sister, friend, leader, learner, roommate, lover of coffee, chocolate chip cookies, and the moon, and most of all a girl trying to work out God’s grace on the journey. Her love for Jesus and the Word of God spill out of every word she writes and is her hope for life. She is passionate about people grabbing onto God’s love and promises. Stacey is a Cincinnati girl residing in Northern Illinois and spends her days loving on the cutest little boy with Down syndrome. You can find her at staceywelch.com.


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