Romans 12: 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
have you seen a piece of clothing hang itself up on a rack and gives
itself value. Or anything else that has been created. The true value of
something/someone is only known by its creator. The creation didn't make
itself. It was the creator that had an idea about something the world
needed, and so he took the time out to create formulas and models to
fashion it to work and solve problems. That took the creators time
energy and it hand print to bring into life.
You will never
know what you are worth just by you alone. You will never know what
problems you solve, what questions you have the answer to with out your
creator. You're wonderfully made with a purpose. You may think you have
great "Self-Worth" but if your worth is sourced from you only, then you
can only be valued by the capacity of just you. God, your creator is
timeless, take your worth from HIM who gave up the most precious thing
to Him- His ONLY SON! Would you ever give up a child for someone else?
Well He did.... He gave up a KING for you!
If you want to place a value on yourself find it out what you are really through Christ.
When we see this the true value in ourselves, we will gladly drop the
drinking, smoking, hoeing, killing, and every other destructive extra
curricular activity we participate in because our attitudes will be I
worth more than Gold. Alcohol and Smoking tarnishes me, Hoeing devalues
me, and I won't kill another human being because they just may be the
person I need to fulfill my purpose and hear servant well done.