But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:12 (NLT)
Many times it’s easy to feel like you’re worthless. Maybe someone said something unkind about you, perhaps you didn’t get invited to a friend’s birthday party and it feels like everyone else did. It’s easy to let the things others do change the way we feel about ourselves.
When our self-esteem is low during these times, we can often get into bad self-talk. You might want to call yourself ugly, fat, or worthless. Speaking words like that over your life isn’t good. You’ve got to watch how you talk about yourself because you have value to God.
Regardless of how others treat you, you can be confident that God sees your value. When you accept Jesus, you’ve been made a child of God. To God you have value. As His child, your life means something and you have worth.
So today, if you’ve been overlooked, mistreated, or misunderstood, know that you’re important. God has made you His son or daughter. He didn’t have to do it, but He wanted to. He wanted you to be His child. To God, you’ve got purpose and worth. Choose today to speak and act like the person of value you are.