Value

Your value doesn’t come from your strengths, gifts, talents and abilities. It comes from how you decide to use them. The value isn’t established by how well you use them. It is established on your decision on how you will use what you have.

You aren’t worth less because of any limitation you have or perceive that you have. Nor are you worth more because your strengths, gifts, talents, and abilities are great. Again, your worth lies in your decisions about what to do with what you have.

Deciding well is submitting all that you are and have to God. When you do this, you can not fail. Remember that the measure of your success is determined by the One to Whom you are submitted. Your value is not decided by man’s, or your own, standard.

Little is much when given with a right heart, and it will be increased by God, Himself. Vice versa, much is little if given with a selfish, arrogant heart and can not be blessed by the Lord.

So, be faithful to your decision to live for Jesus, and do good with what you have. You will be amazed at what God does with your decision to honor Him. When you see it, don’t forget Who gave you everything in the first place. Remember that it was His blessing and anointing, not your strengths, gifts, talents, and abilities themselves. Even your decisions to do good come from the Lord, so in the end, your worth is determined by His mercy, grace, and love as demonstrated in the cross of Jesus.

Receive God’s grace and live in it —┬áHis love and acceptance, with His blessing and anointing, without guilt or condemnation, in the fruit of His Spirit. You will have His approval. Beware of man’s approval. It can be fickle! Keep surrendering all to Jesus. He is faithful and unchanging.

1 Peter 1:18-19; Romans 5:1-8, 8:1-17, 12:1-8; Luke 21:1-4; John 2:23-25, 5:41-44, 15:1-12; Micah 6:8; Gal. 5:6b, 13-25; Heb. 13:5-8

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