“Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Darryl L Jones, from Be Better On Purpose.com and the creator of the Be Better On Purpose with Dr. Darryl L Jones YouTube Channel. Watch this complete video on youtube by typing in the youtube search bar Be Better On Purpose with Dr. Darryl L Jones. And In today’s video I have a question for you? You Were Worth Dying For! Stay tuned and at the end I’ll give you a solution to this question that I give many people who are watching my videos and want to Be Better On Purpose.
Much of the busyness we have in life is because we are always striving to feel better, feel like we matter, and feel worth. We live life feeling unworthy; we wonder if we’ll ever be enough – smart enough, creative enough, thin enough, rich enough, spiritual enough. We stay stuck in cycles of busyness, trying to please others, to gain assurance and acceptance. But our striving to please only leads to more emptiness and frustration.
The lie the Devil wants me to believe, and you to believe, is that we are never going to be enough. It’s a lie he’s been perfecting since the beginning of time. But I’m here to tell you his lie, the lie of shame serves one purpose: To distract us and keep us busy trying to prove to the world that we are perfect.
The lie tells us we will never be good enough, regardless of how we live out our calling. On the flip side of the lie of shame is the lie of pride. If the Enemy can’t make us doubt our worth, he makes us believe in an equally false version of it, one that tells us we are valuable because of our incredible efforts, sometimes even our efforts on behalf of God. But whether we believe the lie of shame or the lie of pride, each is rooted in our need to feel worthy.
Keeping us busy trying to prove our worth is the easiest way to keep us from the life God created us to live.
The key to having a healthy understanding of our worth is knowing to whom we belong.
Our worth does not come through our great accomplishments, nor does it come from other people’s acceptance (or rejection) of us. Jesus teaches us that our worth is in him. We are made in his image, crafted beautifully in the womb, full of passions and gifting, and with the potential to do amazing things through his power.
We must simply grasp that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. When we know our worth – and the glory from where it originates – we can break the cycle of busyness that causes us to strive to prove (to ourselves and others) that we have value.
If we are going to break busy and find our worth in a world of striving, we need to put away our striving and rest in the beauty of this truth:
God showed us how much we are worth by giving us everything: grace, salvation, and eternal life. Our greatest calling is to receive his gift. Jesus’ redemptive love, his saving grace, and his forgiveness are what make us worthy.
Say with me, Lord, when I feel like I’m not enough and I start to try to earn Your love and the acceptance of others by “doing it all,” remind me that You found me worthy enough to die for. Help me to walk first and foremost in my greatest calling, which is receiving Your love. Amen.
I want you to pray and ask God what truths He wants you to know about His love for you, and ask Him to make love for Him the central desire of your heart.
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To trust God, and trust the faith in God that is within you… I’VE LEARNED THAT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET IT STRAIGHT! THEREFORE,… I want to encourage you to forgive yourself of anything hindering you from reaching the purpose that God has for your life. And then to find a team of encouragers who are committed to teaching what the word of God says about living in your GOD GIVEN purpose. Find a church home if you haven’t already where you can experience the blessing of a true, genuine and authentic community.
Yes! Weapons may form against us but they shall not, they cannot and they WILL NOT prosper against us because we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength!!!
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