I spent years feeling lost, abandoned, unloved, and afraid. I’d become convinces that I was unwanted – and pretty or smart enough to have a successful, happy life.
You could say after years of hearing these things spoken to me. Somehow I began to believe them , The lies had taken root and I felt totally unworthy.
They say if you tell a lie long enough people with think it’s truth.
After nearly 40 years of carrying all these negative emotions around I couldn’t take the weight they had put on me. As I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus and finally began to unpack the baggage that was holding me hostage, I became aware of all the damage those false beliefs had caused in my life.
I know we all carry a certain amount of negativity or doubt around with us about our self-worth caused by events and set us up for difficulties. So, I’m writing about how managed to change my life for the better.
Here I’m going to share with you the life-changing truths that were revealed to me from the Scriptures that replaced the lies I had come to believe.
First read these scriptures out loud to yourself and ask God to give you great faith to believe His words about you and fight against all the enemies lies.
1.God pursues His sheep (people)
2.￼ Even while we’re destitute and far from His God wants us.
3.￼ We are precious in His sight
4.￼ His creation is wonderfully made
5.￼ Every person has value
6. Our worth is not determined by our outward image
7, Our minds can be transformed and renewed
God Pursues His People
Everyone one of us was a lost sheep until we found our shepherd. Here’s the parable Jesus told:
Suppose one of you had 100 sheep and loses one of the . Doesn’t he leave the 99 in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbor’s together and says,’Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep,’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents that over 99 righteous persons who do not need to repent.Luke 15:4-7
Like the rebellious sheep, we foolishly runaway when our shepherd is chasing after us. We misunderstood His pursuit and have a hard time believing that He really wants to help us. But instead of punishing the sheep, look what the shepherd does in the parable- he gives up everything for the rebellious sheep to be found, And when they are finally safe, the shepherd rejoices,
Even While We’re Destitute And Far From Him, God wants us
When I was troubled and alone, He was right there with me. Although I searched the world for the love and acceptance. I was deeply craving. God’s plan was for me to find it only in Him.
Surely your goodness and love follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Psalm 23;6
We Are Precious In His Sight
Read this verse to see how God feels about you and who you are in His eyes.
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name: You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you: And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall notebooks burned. Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God. The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Sebastian in your place. Since you were precious in My sight. You have been honored. And I have loved you; I will bring your descendants from the East. And gather you from the west: I will say to the north, Give them up!” And to the south. ‘Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from afar. And My daughters from the ends of the earth – Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory: I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”Isaiah 43:1-7
In God, there is redemption for comfort for His people, regardless of the circumstances. We are His and He doesn’t give up on those called for His glory.
His Creation Is Wonderfully Made
God￼ saw all that He Had made,￼ and it was very good…Genesis 1:31
That’s you! You were wonderfully made with intention and purpose, not as a clone to any other of God’s created beings.
Every Person Has Value
Since we belong to a loving Father, we ARE loved. And not only do we belong to Him, we were created by Him. God supervised our creation, watching over us as we were intricately knit together in our mother’s womb
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I an fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was woven together in the depth of the earth. Your eyes say my u formed body; aka the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. when I awake, I am still with you.Psalm 139:13+18
Every single person is known and lived by the Creator God.
Our Worth Is Not Determined By Our Outward Image
Thankful,y, the Lord looks at the heart, not at our exterior.
As humans, it’s normal to notice appearance and it’s second-nature to make some assumptions. However, God asks us to go further – to look past the exterior and see each person based on their heart, just like He does.
Charm is deceived, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.Romans 12:2
Our Mind Can Be Transformed And Renewed
You will in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.Isaiah 26;3
He has given us everything we need to renew our minds and knows His will. When we study His word and know the trust, we can replace the lies with words that speak life and remind us of our value and worth in Him.
Ultimately, in our weakness and sin, we know that untruths are easy to believe. But when you study these life-changing truths from the Bible and make efforts to heat
When we spend time in God’s Word and in prayer, the truth is revealed to us,
It has taken me 10 years of study, meditation, and prayer, but God has given me great faith and truth has been revealed. I know for certain that my value and worth is unchanging, thank to a loving Savior.