For much of my life I felt a longing to be accepted by others. I wanted to be seen, loved, and valued. From an early age right up to high school I was bullied and alienated for my imperfections.
I felt I didn’t belong, and that I couldn’t measure up to other’s expectations and standards. I was seeking validation from all the wrong people and places.
I’m forever thankful for the decision I made to give my life to Christ, it truly set my mind free. Through having a relationship with Jesus, I started uncovering all the misconceptions I held regarding what determines my worth. I started to see myself as God sees me.
The truth is in Christ we are inherently loved, accepted and worthy of the calling on our lives. We are image bearers of the one True God, let us never forget this.
We may not have control over other people’s need to point out our flaws or of incidences when we mistakenly put our value in things like our career, our houses, our looks, or our following counts but we can control our thoughts and beliefs surrounding this.
We must believe and declare God’s truth over our lives to remain free from placing our value in such things.
I advise you to declare the following biblical affirmations as you journey to rewriting any false beliefs you hold about yourself.
Remember you are more than what others think or say you are. You are who God says you are. You are a child of God, a powerful Confident Woman of God.
I want to invite you to internalize these scriptures daily until it is deeply rooted in your heart and mind. Until you see just how valuable you are to God.
Choose to declare them all daily or the ones that resonate the most with you.
HERE ARE 12 BIBLICAL AFFIRMATIONS & scriptures TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR WORTH IN CHRIST
1. I am a child of God
Galatians 3:26-27 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
2. I am a co-heir with Christ!
Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
3. I am Free to be all that God has called me to be
Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
4. I am Chosen
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
5. I am God’s masterpiece anointed to do great things
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
6. I am Loved by God
Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
7. I am an Image bearer of the one true God
Genesis 1:26 then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
8. My past does not determine my future
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
9. I am Redeemed
Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
10. I am Forgiven
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
11. I am stunningly and brilliantly made by God
Psalm 139: 13-14 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
12. Christ in me is more Powerful than anything of this world!
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
If you have ever struggled with self doubt or self esteem issues, I want you to take a moment, pause and be still before God. Ask him to reveal to you how he sees you.
Be patient and trust that He will begin to awaken your spirit to all the Glory that is in you.
You are more than enough and you are equipped to walk worthy of all that God is calling you to do.
One of the biggest mistake I’ve made in the past was believing what others said about me as the truth of who I am and who I was becoming. I Let their words dictate how I operate in this world. I pray you never find yourself making this mistake.
When I asked God how he sees me he revealed to me that I am valuable to Him and that I am the answer to a problem in this world. I was left in awe from this response but I realized this is not a unique word to me.
As Women of God we are all valuable and a solutionist to the many different problems of this world.
There are people and assignments waiting on you to recognize and believe your worth in Christ!
I pray you were reminded today of how valuable you are to God and to the Kingdom.