Title: RIGHTLY PLACED WORTH (2)
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the deathRevelation 12:11
On Day 74, we saw the first part of the title and the goal was to help us see that our true worth is not in what we have achieved but in what we have in God, eternal life. This is a life which no money, award or affluence on the earth can acquire. It is within the reach of men but beyond the afford. It is a free gift only received by faith in the Lord Jesus. – 1 John 5:11, 12
Furthermore, today, I wish to throw you a question I usually ask myself to help me keep my focus on what truly matters in this world. I want you to also ask yourself the same thing and tell yourself the truth exactly the way it is, plain as white:
If all your money, your friends, phone, social media (WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), your family, your children, your partners, your awards and achievements in every facet of your life, your business, your church and the work you’re doing there, your Pastor and mentors or leaders, and everything you have or hold right now were taken away from you, what else will you have to boost about?
Ponder on this for a moment. This is not a Heaven or Hell question, rather, it’s a life-value question: If you lost everything, would you still find one reason to live or would you choose to end your life because you have nothing to live for?
If you look deep into this, you’ll discover that very many people are merely existing but only few are really living. You’ll also realize that what we spend our lives pursuing most times, what we spend our time worrying over, what we have sleepless nights over have taken the place of the things that really matter. But, take them all away. And if you find out that you don’t see anything worth living for after that, then you don’t know life yet and you haven’t started living.
“And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
The value of your life is not in what you have AROUND you but what you have IN YOU. A person that knows his or her true worth isn’t afraid to lose anything because they know what they have inside. They know and are convinced that with time and opportunity, they’re going to get back what they’ve lost and even over.
You’ll never truly value your life if you don’t know the things God has put inside of you
The Bible says He’s put eternity (forever, the future, hope, the Kingdom) in your heart (Eccl. 3:11).
It also says you’re wonderfully and fearfully made. (Ps. 139:14)
For the child of God, that you’re faced with a challenge is not the validity of your sonship in Christ. You’re a child of God, trouble or no trouble. Don’t use your confrontations to judge your faith in the Lord. You’ve been bought with a price, He says. You belong to Him, He says.
Whether you have a car, house, wife, children, friends, followers or not, you’re still God’s child having His life and nature inside of you, a potential for succeeding wherever you find yourself. But it is not the success that is your identity, rather it is who you are that is your identity. Your success or failure isn’t your identity, the life of God in you is, the Word of God to you is, the thought of God for you is.
This is your true worth, that you are a child of God, loved and cherished by God, loaded with capacity for restoring things that have been lost. So when threats arise, instead of worrying you’re praising God and at peace. Because you know something others don’t.
Today, take your eyes off those things you’ve gathered around you for measuring your size or your worth before God. The Blood has proved that already. Therefore you’ve been given something and has something no money or possession on Earth can buy: eternal life in Jesus Christ.
Come on, give God praise for this gift.