I know you know this. But, I am saying it again. As long as you are trying to “do” something to get your worth, you will be miserable, exhausted, disappointed. And worse, you will be demanding. Demanding on you and the people in your life.
You know why? Because you demand that they “do” for you to make you happy, pleased, satisfied. Performance is really a subtle form of pride, because the lie is you somehow “add” to your status by your own works.
Worth is a fact. No, better, worth is a truth. Fact is something we humans have figured out through science or study. Truth is divine. It is originates in heaven and smells of heaven. Truth is a person.
So when you talk about “your worth,” what you actually need is for Truth (Jesus) to make known what He values. Your response? Faith to believe what He says.
You cannot have worth apart from Christ. Can a clay pot, or field, or piece of gold, have any value apart from the shaper of the clay, the planter of the field, the finder and refiner of the gold?
Your actions do not determine your worth. Quite the contrary. The more you soak in just how much God values you, just how much Jesus paid to be with you, just how much the Spirit is working with you, in you, the more you see that your definiton is quite “apart” from your efforts.
You is. You have. You are. You don’t have to “do” to prove anything because Jesus “did” already. He’s already proved who you are and your worth.
He is already happy, pleased, and satisfied with you. Right now. No matter what you have done or will do. It is settled in His mind. And, unlike humans, He is not swayed.
“There is no shadow of turning with Thee.”
Performance is not the answer. Jesus the person is your definition, your solace and ultimately your freedom. Once you get that you have the Heavenly Worth of Christ, no one can take it from you. THIS truth is what changes what you do, how you do, why you do.