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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 2 Corinthians 10:12

We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. – 2 Cor 10:12

How many times have you logged into your social media account and felt like a total failure after seeing everyone else’s lives? If you’re like me, it’s quite often. You see your friends who always look amazing in every picture they take. Perhaps you see friends that go on awesome vacations or get to do cool things like zip lining in the rainforest when you’re stuck at home all summer. It’s really easy to start comparing your life to the lives of others and start to feel like a total loser.

That’s a little like what today’s Bible verse is talking about. It tells us that when we begin to classify or compare ourselves we are not wise. It isn’t wise to begin comparing yourself, your gifts, talents, and your life with others. The main reason this is true is that you don’t see yourself fully. Often, we miss our own gifts because we’re so used to them.

We often miss our own gifts because we’re used to them.

Instead of comparing ourselves with others and feeling like we fall short, we would do better to stop comparing completely. We should be looking at our strengths and be grateful for the gifts that God has placed in our lives. Being thankful and having a good attitude is a lot harder than comparing yourself to others, but it’s worth it in the long run. You’ll find that you’re much happier when you stop comparing yourself and start appreciating your gifts!

So this Easter season, remember that you’ve been gifted and called by God to be here in the world today. Don’t let yourself ever believe the lie that you’re not worth it, because to God, you’re worth everything!


Teen devotion - Gifts

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Ephesians 1:5

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. – Ephesians 1:5

We all have days where we feel like no one really cares about us. We might feel ignored or misunderstood and just wish that would really care about us. On days like that, you can get encouraged by reading today’s Bible verse. This verse shows us that God had a plan in mind for us. God was not okay with you being far away from Him, so He chose to adopt you into his family. You are now a child of God, and with that relationship with God, you get some awesome benefits.

One of the greatest benefits is the ability to know God. You can talk directly to God and let Him shower you with His great love for you. This verse shows us that God didn’t choose you because He had no other choice. He didn’t have to choose you, but He chose you anyway. Choosing  you made God happy. He was excited to include you into His family.

God loves you and wants you to be a part of His family. So on those days when you feel excluded or like no on really cares, you can remember that God does. He choose you and He’s glad He did!


Ephesians 1:5

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – August 30

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse on Who You Are in Christ and Self-Worth

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. – Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)

This Bible verse clearly shows us how much God loves us. God didn’t just love us, but He chose us too. If you’ve ever been chosen last for a sports team or for a school project you know how good it feels when someone chooses you.

God didn’t just choose you because He felt bad for you. This verse says that He chose you before He made the world. That means He chose you first! He thinks you are important.

The other great thing about what this verse tells us is that we are without fault in His eyes. When God looks at us he doesn’t see our failures and faults, He sees us in Christ and Holy. So when you begin to feel down about yourself, remember that God chose you first and He sees you without fault.

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – October 16

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Psam 149:9 for youth students and teens

For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. – Psalm 149:4

Have you ever taken a moment to think about the fact that God delights in you? He doesn’t just put up with you to be nice. He really delights in you. He loves you. He wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you.

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God created us to be in relationship with Him. He created us to spend time getting to know Him and to worship Him. God loves us so much that He went out of His way to bring us back to Him through what Jesus did.

This should change how you live your life. The realization that God created you and delights in you should make you happy. You should no longer look down on yourself or feel like you don’t measure up to other people’s standards. Rather, you should see yourself how God sees you. You are important and have worth because God delights in you.

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – July 1

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Your Worth To God

Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don’t have bodies, as you see that I do.” – Luke 24:39 (NLT)

Have you ever thought about the fact that the hands and feet of Jesus prove your worth? No other religion can say this. They can’t say the God they serve loved them enough to die for them. No other religion can say that their God did everything He could to get to know them.

That’s what makes knowing Jesus different. Jesus didn’t have His hands and feet pierced for kicks. Rather, He did it because you were worth it to Him.

So when you begin to question your worth, when you have days when you feel like no one even cares be encouraged. The one true God thinks you’re incredibly valuable. He died, went to hell, and rose again all so that He could know you and so that you could experience eternal life!

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Why Your Life Matters

Teen devotion on Self-Esteem

I struggled many of my teenage years thinking that my life didn’t matter. I struggled with thoughts of suicide and wondered if anyone would even care if I wasn’t around anymore. If you’ve dealt with these feelings, you’re not alone. Many people struggle these feelings.

In this devotion, I want to share with you a few reasons why I believe your life matters. Despite what you might be feeling, your life is important, so lets look at why.

God chose you.

Have you ever thought about the fact that God chose you? That means that your life is important. Even when you compare yourself to your friends, and feel like you come up short, God chose you. He went out of His way to choose you. To Him, you’re extremely important!

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. – Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)

God loves you and He chose you to be a part of His family. That means your life matters!

 God has something for you to do.

God has a plan for your life. He’s got something special that He wants you to accomplish. You’ve been put on this World for a purpose. God wants to use you to touch the lives of your friends and family with the good news of Jesus. Your life matters because God has a plan for you to do that only you can do.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

God has good plans for your life, so when you feel like your life doesn’t matter, realize that God says it does.

Being a teenager isn’t easy.

Its not easy being a teenager. There’s lots of challenges you face each day that can damage your feeling of worth. However, don’t allow yourself to be lied to and think your life doesn’t matter.

You are important. God puts a value on your life that is beyond description. He loves you more than you can ever comprehend. So when you begin to feel like you don’t matter and want to give up, remind yourself that to God you matter.