• Megan Hicks

Her Success Does Not Diminish your Worth

It is not hard to be discouraged these days by others success.

We live in a time of immediate gratification, super filtered and enhanced photos, and resumes of curated and perfect life moments for all to see.

We are simply trying to survive most days - pay our bills, take care of our children, communicate with friends, love our spouses ... to all the best of our abilities.

Life is tough.

In today’s age of social media and constant communication, it is hard to not compare ourselves to others- their success, their life events, and their accomplishments.

How can we not compare ourselves?

So easily we let our self-worth and value fall prey into comparison of others.

Sometimes we may let our shortcomings and insecurities fail even more so when we see someone else succeeding in the ways we want to.

Seeing someone else’s success when we are merely surviving and trying to work through our own, can be debilitating.

But what if I told you that their success does not devalue you and your worth; and that you are a valuable woman, and her success takes nothing from you?

Too often we let others success and abilities steal our value.

We need to learn to separate our personal worth from our accomplishments and actions.

Our ‘who’ and our ‘do’ are two very separate things.

Regardless of your actions and accomplishments, you are always going to be valuable.

Your value is not in what you do- it is in who you are.

You are so valued, and your life is valuable.

We find our value and worth in who we are in Christ.

In the Bible, God shares His truth and through His word He tells us continuously how much He loves us and accepts us; and even though He already knows all the mistakes we made and will make, He still chooses us for Himself.

He has been fighting for us to be in relationship with Him since the beginning of creation, because of who He created us to be and the value He has given us:

  • “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So, God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.’Genesis 1:26-27 NIV

  • So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Matthew 10:31 NIV

  • I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.Psalm 139:14 NIV

  • “You were bought at a price;” 1 Corinthians 7:23a NIV

  • For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” Ephesians 1:4-6 NIV

  • But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

  • Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14 NIV

As we can see from the above scripture, God choose us- God loves us. God created us in His image, and He knitted each one of us in our mother’s womb. He seeks us out to be in relationship with us.

God created us and gave us our value. Everything we need to know about our value is in and through Him. God gives us and builds in us all the things that others are not able to give us.

We need to come to the place where we are secure enough in who we are in Christ that we will not allow our sense of worth to be based on the opinions or actions of others.

Remember, that you have been accepted and approved by God.

Your affirmation, your validation, your sense of self-worth all come from God.

You are valuable in who you are in Christ, not in what you do or in other people’s opinions or actions. When God looks at you, He sees the righteousness of Christ in you (2 Corinthians 5:21).


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