What Is Your Self-Worth Based On?

February 15, 2013

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Dear E-News Friends,

This is from my devotion today – The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee (page 67)

Consider this: Who do you talk to the most? Yourself, of course. What do you talk to yourself about the most? Yourself, of course. What is the main topic of the conversation you are having with yourself about yourself? Much of the time you think about how well you’re doing based on your performance and others’ opinions of you. How many times in your life have you used the formula:

Self-Worth = Performance + Others’ Opinions

When you equate your self-worth with performance and others’ opinions, you are judging yourself based on a satanic formula designed to enslave you in the performance trap. Thankfully, God has canceled this equation altogether! He has given us a secure self-worth totally apart from our ability to perform. We have been justified and placed in right standing before God through Christ’s death on the cross, which paid for our sins. But God didn’t stop with our forgiveness; He also granted us the very righteousness of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Friends, this is worth you re-reading and contemplating this weekend. Thank you Jesus for setting us free from the philosophy’s of this world (John 8:31-32).

I hope to see you Sunday as we continue in our sermon series – Defining Moments.

Love and Prayers,

Virgil

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