Does anyone else ever compare themselves or is that just me? It's probably just me...but it's cool. It is so easy to get caught up looking at ourselves the way the world wants us to. We question ourselves, "am I pretty enough/smart enough?" We judge ourselves, "by this age I should be making X amount of dollars. Shouldn't I be married by now?" We speak negatively about ourselves, "I really screwed up. I should have my life figured out by now. I don't like how I look." Whether these words are familiar to you or not, I don't know I'm just throwing examples out there. But my point is, I think we're all guilty. Guilty of looking at someones material possessions (car, house, clothes) and saying we have no self worth. Guilty of viewing someone else's relationships or family and declaring we're unloved. Guilty of scrolling through a pretty girls selfies and deeming ourselves ugly. Guilty at viewing someone else's career and stating we we have no purpose. Guilty of forgetting.
Forgetting that our worth is found in Christ—through Him we are righteous, loved, free, forgiven and chosen. Forgetting that we are beautiful, made in the image of God. Forgetting that we were created with purpose, known by God before we ever took a breath on this earth. Forgetting that we are unconditionally loved.
Loved. You are so so loved. Stop feeding the lies that you 'aren't' … and fill yourself with the truth.
You are loved:
Romans 5:8, Romans 8:37-39
You have purpose:
Jeremiah 1:5, Jeremiah 29:11
You are who God says you are (beautiful, righteous, purposeful):
Psalm 139:14, Romans 3:24