When I find myself stuck in overwork, I need to remember my value to God.
This is the exact opposite of basing my worth on my work, my career, or my full-time role. It is countercultural and may require a major change in your thinking, especially if a little voice in my head keeps saying, “I’ve got to prove I matter.”
I don’t have to prove my worth. God says that I’m already extremely valuable. I’ll never be more valuable to God than I am right now. I’ll never be less valuable to God than I am right now.
How valuable? My heavenly Father created me. Jesus died for me. And because If I’m a follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit lives in me.
God doesn’t create anything without purpose or intention. The fact that I’m alive means God loves me and wanted me alive. I’m priceless. I’m a masterpiece.
It’s not what I do that gives me worth but to whom I belong.
God created me, and he loves me. He made me just the way he made me to be. I don’t have to try to be somebody else!
Did you know that God has a tattoo of you? Isaiah 49:15-16 says, “Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm” (TLB).
Am I perfect? Absolutely not. Am I broken? Yes. Am I a sinner? Yes. But am I of infinite value? Yes. And I’m deeply loved by God. Therefore I don’t need to prove my worth,