No one truly escapes asking that question of themselves once in a while. During the past few weeks, at Cross Road Church, we have been discussing “Mind Games.” Mind games are the mental gymnastics we go through as we seek to understand our place in this world and how we fit in.
Because of a world system where values are driven by self on the throne, our self-image can become distorted and our self-esteem downcast. After all, how many of us are as deep, compassionate, and contributing to our community as a Kim Kardashian?
Interestingly enough we are told in the Bible in Paul’s Letter to the Romans to “think of ourselves with sober judgement.” It means to look at ourselves realisticly. Now, for some people, the initial thought would be, “gee whiz, I don’t have much going on in my life and I sure don’t count for much in this old world.” And yet, the King of Creation, the one who placed us here in the first place, considered your life and mine so important He was willing to send His Own Son as a sacrifice that we might live a full and “abundant” life while we are here.
If you are spending your time measuring yourself against those around you, consider this, “God so loved the world (that’s you and me) that He sent His one and only Son. And whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have everlasting life.” Your life may not matter a hill of beans to those living around you in this day and age, but your life matters very much to the one who gave you that breath in the first place.
As you wake up this day and consider yourself with sober judgement, remember these words from Ephesians 2:10, “For you are God’s workmanship…” The word “workmanship” means you are His work of art, His poem, His masterpiece.
Find your self-worth in that!
ps: If you are suffering from depression, please watch Mind Games: Depression at http://www.crfbc.org/sermons/?sermon_id=65
If fear has you trapped and unable to move forward in your life, you might watch Mind Games: Fears and Phobias at http://www.crfbc.org/sermons/?sermon_id=66