Wednesday, 27 April 2016

#AtoZChallenge: Worth

I’m not going to talk a bunch about worshipping God because He’s worth it. You know that already. You’ve repeated it many times, in your words, your exhortations, in your song. And it’s true - He is worth it, the Creator of all that was, that is and that is to come. The Eternal one who was, who is and who is to come. That’s why we worship Him.

But that’s not really what we struggle with. We struggle with why I’m worship leading, why I should worship, why I should serve. And most times, past the pride (because I can do it! I have talent!) is the crippling self-doubt almost every artist struggles with. (I admit there are those who have huge egos who probably don’t struggle with this, or those who are already incredibly secure in God and in themselves - Kudos to you!)

Know your worth. You are a child of God, crafted and known from your mother’s womb. God has given you this gift, this talent, this calling because he has chosen you. And only you can do all the things He has called you to do in the way He has intended you to do it. Other people may seem to be better than you in skill or talent, but they are not you. You are unique in the way He has created you, in the things you think and you say, in the words that issue from your lips. You are unique in the way you worship Him!

You are not your success or failure on stage or in the arena of life. You are not the days you bombed, you are not the days you killed it. No matter how badly (or how well) you do, you are worth it. You are worth the time and the effort, worth the friendship and the love, worth the discipleship and the training.

It’s not a competition. It’s a collaboration, and you are a valuable contributor, no matter that you think of yourself. Not because how talented you are, but because of Who has made you. Anchor yourself in that.

Anchor your worth in God.


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About the book:

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? Why do they even have gates? When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest. Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty – and in the storm of the Fairy Queen’s wrath.

The Fairy Queen is out for blood. There have been intruders – human intruders – in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them. After all, it is only fair. She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake.

But Jane isn’t all that she seems to be. And the events of the night aren’t as innocent as they appear.

A tale of magic, fairy creatures and family, Coexist is a novella for the young and the young-at-heart.

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  1. So easy to forget it's not a competition but a collaboration. Thanks for the reminder.

    Best wishes,
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

  2. So true. Knowing our worth means knowing who we are in God and that we are seen through the justification that Jesus Christ has already given us through his sacrifice.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange