Worth. Meaning. Significance. Notoriety. Value.
I think these are things that every human being struggles with, whether they can verbalize it or not. I see this ring true especially in the age of the “mommy wars” and “mom-shaming” we see on social media and in friend circles. So I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you about worth today.
Your worth is not in your kids’ healthy and hand crafted lunches or lunchables.
Your worth is not in your clean house or in your dust covered mantle.
Your worth is not in your meal prep skills or your fast food pick up skills.
Your worth is not in your perfectly designed or perfectly destroyed-by-kids living room.
Your worth is not in your instagram feed.
Your worth is not in your group of friends or followers.
Your worth is not in how long you breastfed or if you formula fed from day one.
Your worth is not in your pinterest inspired outfits or the yoga pants you pulled out of the dirty laundry basket.
Your worth is not in when your baby slept through the night (or didn’t).
Your worth is not in the parties you host or get invited to.
Your worth is not in the amount of kids you have.
Your worth is not in your kids’ outfits, smocked or thrift store.
Your worth is not in how many times you did or didn’t hit the gym this week.
Your worth is not what others say about you.
Your worth is not even in what you say about yourself.
Mama, you are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for. And if you are struggling with defining yourself on all of the things you do, or as is the case with a lot of women, on all of the things you DON’T do…stop!
What you do is not who you are.
What you don’t do is not who you are.
Your worth and value has been set by Someone way bigger than you or anyone else.
Worth can be defined as the amount you would pay for something.
Do you know what God has paid for you?
God says you are worth the life of His Son.
And I’m not making this up. You’ve heard it a hundred times…”For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” right?
Please let that really soak in today. And stop finding your worth and identity in things that don’t last and things that aren’t true.
He loves you SO much and believes you are worth the biggest price.
I know this may be a bit heavier than some of the other things I post here, but I really felt like I needed to share that this week. And if you are having a hard time with believing and knowing your worth, or if you have any questions about what this all means, I would love to talk to you about it. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love y’all, and thanks for tagging along with me on this crazy life journey!