God paid a great price for you. So use your body to honor God.” -1 Cor 6:20 (CEV)
It takes a lot of work to see yourself as God sees you. It’s easier to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You see how you don’t say the right thing or do as good in school as a friend does. You see how no matter how hard you practice, you aren’t as good as the other players on the volleyball team. All the comparison can make you feel discouraged.
However, there is hope. Regardless of whether you say the right thing or make the winning point for your team, to God, you have value. God paid a great price for you. You have value because God was willing to give everything He had to bring you into a relationship with you.
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So if you have struggled with insecurities, failure, and low self-esteem be encouraged. God doesn’t love you based on your ability, nothing you could ever do would make Him love you more than He already does. So because God loves you in such a deep way, it causes us to want to honor Him.
It makes us want to know Him, to get into His word and to live differently. That’s what today’s Bible verse is saying. Because God paid such a high price for us, we should now live our lives in ways that honor Him.