“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” – Romans 12:3 New Living Translation
Our true worth isn’t based our monetary value or our achievements, but rather in Christ. We were worthy enough to die for. When we allow our tendency to think more of ourselves then we ought to bloom it begins to flourish. This causes us to veer very suddenly off the narrow path set before us. As believers in Christ we must remain focused on him and that which is pleasing to God. Without Christ in our lives we are capable of nothing of eternal value.
Measuring your value and worth by worldly standards will leave you empty. Since worldly attractions remain all around us it becomes difficult to avoid at times. Our self-esteem is important for us to be emotionally and psychologically sound, but becoming confident in our own abilities can become complicated. Having confidence in our God given abilities without having it develop into pride or arrogance is healthy; however, there appears to be a fine line with confidence and cockiness.
Understand that no matter what the world may say or think of you, you are a child of the King of Kings and are of infinite value to him. Know that you are loved without condition and compare yourself only to Christ, who is the one we are to imitate in this life. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible