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#Worth


I am truly convinced that most of our insecurities, difficulties and poor life decisions, stem from the fact that we do not fully grasp our own WORTH.


If we understood our WORTH we would treat ourselves and others with much more love, patience and respect. If we fully understood our WORTH we wouldn't fill our minds and bodies with junk-food or use harmful substances.



Imagine someone consistently polishing an already cut and polished gemstone. Not really an activity that would increase a gem stone's worth.


Ridiculous as it may sound, this is something all of us do. The polishing and fixing...


When I look in the mirror it does not come naturally to me to tell myself how great and precious I am..can't say that the fine lines, tired eyes and grey hair pushing through my black locks are welcomed with open arms either...although I know another day lived is one to be thankful for, irrespective of what age brings along.


Like a cheesy facebook scroll-by, I do believe that although "beauty fades, inner beauty lasts a lifetime".


BUT


We have those moments though, don't we?


Where we don't appreciate ourselves. Not to mention our character flaws, failures and imperfections...


We look at ourselves and see all the things we would like to change or "polish". The snag is that we are led to believe it will increase our WORTH somehow...

We spend so much time and money
(we don't always have) keeping the outside pretty and polished. Why do we do this?


Because we respect and love ourselves?

Or

Because we want to be found "flawless", worthy, maybe even envied when the outside world looks in on us...


What's our motivator?

The Truth is that we won't increase our WORTH by "polishing the imperfections".
a Diamond's true worth is calculated and confirmed by an appraiser.


Heart and Soul,
we are like diamonds, we will only truly understand our WORTH when we bring our hearts to The Appraiser who made it, God the Father. He will constantly confirm our WORTH through the giving up of what was most precious and worthy to Him.

We won't understand our WORTH by looking to things and people to set our gauge worthy, but only by looking up into the eyes of the Appraiser who says you are "cut and polished" through My Son...and then taking His word for it.


This is not a once-off thing, but a daily process of exposure, journey and allowing ourselves vulnerable before Him.

If He feels this strongly about me,
by bringing the whole universe to a standstill through His offering, shouldn't I accept and love me too?...

In thought and deed.
...and the people around me.
Flaws and all?


I'd be cheating myself if I didn't.

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