“You’re worth it” has become one of my signature sayings over this past year. I saw this often with the many followers that share with me their struggles of self-worth and the heart-wrenching question of if they are worthy of being loved, or, if they are even loveable. So, precious reader, let me share a secret with you: every single person, from the homeless man sitting on the corner of Wall Street, to the wealthiest individuals in the world, struggle with wondering if they loveable, at least on some level. And the answer, no matter who you are, how far you have fallen, is that yes, YOU ARE WORTH IT.
So, what does it mean, “You’re worth it”? It means this: you are worthy of being loved, you are worthy of being respected, and your voice is worth being heard. How do I know this? Because God says so. This is the entire message of the Bible and: God created us in love, and although we strayed from Him, God pursued us, because He wants a relationship with us. He persued and greatly used murderers (Moses, Paul and David), prostitutes (Rahab), the disabled (Moses had a speech impairment), and went out of his way to be with those that society called unworthy: the sick, the lame, children, women, the sexually immoral. Every person that the world has deemed unworthy, God has continually said have worth in Him.
Remember, dear borhters and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolsih in order ot shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 1 Cor. 1:26
So, who are some people our society claims are unworthy? The overweight, the physically unattractive, the mentally disabled, the handicapped, children without “traditional” families, the mentally ill, the recovering addict, the homeless, the list goes on and on and on. And what did Paul say? God chose those who are unworthy because He wants to do a great work in their life.
Nothing Can Separate
Additionally, although we have all strayed from God because of sin, nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from God’s love.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Remember, that in addition to God loving you, he delights in you!
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you by His love, He will exult over you with loud singing. Zeph. 3:17
However, something does separate us from God, and that is our own sin. If you have never trusted in God, what’s stopping you? He loves you so much. He has called you. He has sought you. He created you, and He loves you purely. If you’re interested in doing this, watch this video:
Furthermore, if you are a Christian, remember, that “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9.
Therefore, if the PERFECT GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, says: 1) You are loved 2) You are worthy of my time 3) I will pursue you 4) I want to spend time with you 5) I will forgive you….then, by golly, YOU ARE WORTH IT! You’re worth being loved, fully loved. When you choose to believe anything else, you are calling the God of the universe a liar.