When You Feel Worthless

When You Feel Worthless

Someone very close to me recently went through a tough situation. They basically discovered something that made them feel totally unappreciated.

 

It caused them to feel pretty low about themselves.

 

I tried to encourage them and remind them that the world doesn’t say who we are – God does. But it was a tough struggle for them. Their self esteem took a big hit.

 

It caused me to think about all the similar times I’d been through where my own self worth was damaged because of someone else’s thoughts, actions (or inactions) towards me. How easily satan can use those times in our life to make us feel small and worthless.  He’s really good at doing that.

 

But, if we go around feeling worthless; aren’t we then agreeing with the perception of the other person? Aren’t we in fact, telling them that they were right about us in the first place?

 

Sure, sometimes someone else has a basis of truth in their assumptions or perceptions of us. Maybe we needed a little humbling. Maybe we needed to be reminded of some things or our character needed to be built up. But most of the time, we feel cruddy and worthless because we allow someone else to place a label on us. One that doesn’t really belong.

 

No one is worthless. Not you. Not me. No one likes to feel like the efforts they’ve made aren’t appreciated. It’s discouraging and frustrating. And it does make you take a second look at yourself and how you come across.  But other people don’t have the right to say who we are, either.

 

God says we are valuable. Priceless. Worth far more than rubies. He finds us beautiful, loveable, and He invests in us constantly. So it’s our choice to believe what “so and so” believes and says about us – or what God says about us.  For me? I choose to believe that God is right. That I AM worth something special. That I AM valuable. That I AM loveable.

 

Who do you choose to believe?

About Dionna Sanchez

Dionna Sanchez is a freelance writer/blogger who is passionate about faith and family. Never professing to know it all, or have it all together - Dionna desires to write with an authentic heart to encourage you and help strengthen you in your christian walk.

She'd love to have you visit her blog at BeautyInTheStorm.com.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Clay says:

    I have had points in my life where I felt worthless. It was not a fun time and I had to remember that I am worth something. Thanks for sharing this post! Hope it uplifts somebody!

  2. I love that! Great reminder that we are special and valuable!

  3. Great reminders! It’s important to realize this and also share with others that we each have the opportunity to make the world a better place. Everyone goes through ups and downs, so reach out if you are in a down phase!

  4. Such great reminders. I try to remember that I am loved by God and that is the most important thing, but sometimes that is so difficult.

  5. Our true worth comes from Him! So true – and yet so hard to remember when we feel small and without worth! Thanks for the reminder!

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