God’s opinion of you is more important than man’s

You don’t want to let people determine your value, because then you’ll be overcome with fear of man, and you’ll expel all your energy trying to please man.

As soon as you fall into the trap of living to please people, you become willing to do whatever it takes to get and keep their praise.

Your self-worth can quickly get tied up in your natural talent, your looks, or your possessions, and when it does, you begin to depend on those things as the means by which you acquire the praise of man that you so crave.

If your primary source of encouragement and identity is the opinion of others, then you’re setting too low a bar for yourself. God’s opinion of you is so much higher, and the value He places on you is so far above the value that any person could ever give you.

The Bible says in Matthew 6:26-27 to “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

God shows loving care for the birds, and you are “of more value” than they! You are precious and, in God’s eyes, worthy of His loving care.

CHALLENGE

Identify one area of your life where you have allowed man to determine your value. Reset your concept of your own value by answering the following question: What does God think of me? Step into your God-given value this week!

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