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Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by iliyande(m): 8:11am On Feb 21, 2016
How valuable are we? In the eyes of others that worth can be very variable depending on what they can get out of you, but in the eyes of God you're worth more than you think you are.

Economics teaches us that the value of something is highly dependent on how much someone would be willing to pay for it. If we follow this principle when determining our self-worth then we are worth a whole lot because God was willing to pay for the price of His own Son's life to have you.

So if I am that valuable to God, why do some people feel worthless? It's too much of a reality to deny that people are losing hope, losing peace and losing their very lives to the lie that they aren't that valuable. Here are 4 lies that steal our perspective of just how valuable we are to God.

Lie #1 | You are what people around you say you are

People around us can look at us and see the bad things in us, and even though their observations are accurate, that doesn't mean what they say is true. The things that we do and the things that people see us do do not reflect our worth at all. It may show our performance, our responsibility and our trustworthiness, but never our worth.

God has determined your worth, and He says your worth enough to be called sons and daughters, and sons and daughters never lose worth based on what outsiders think. John 15:15 says, "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."

Lie #2 | Your net worth determines your overall worth

The world can lie to us by saying that our bank accounts and net worth determine how much we are truly worth. People who base their worth on their wealth are blinded because only the blood of Christ is payment enough to determine how much you are worth.

1 Peter 1:18-19 says, "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect."

Lie #3 | Your failure affects your self-worth

When we fail, we can feel like we become worth less compared to when we were successful. That is far from the truth. Even when man fails and misses the mark, God loves us and makes a way to build us up. In fact, it is his grace that makes us successful and not our own works, and even when we fail, God never fails.
Lamentations 3:22 promises to us that "because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail."

Lie #4 | Your sin has destroyed your identity

Some people get caught up in their past and still others are haunted by the struggles they presently face thinking that our sin degrades our worht. And, yes, sin can be destructive and it does have the power to steal and destroy our worth and even our lives, but God gives life irregardless because He knows you're worth it.

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here."

Our self-worth is too often based on what other people tell us about ourselves. The one, true authority on our self-worth is Jesus Christ, and since He gave His own life up for us by dying on a cross, that should tell us just how valuable we really are.

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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by vosquare: 10:11am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Ifeanyi4491(m): 10:11am On Feb 21, 2016
Op ontop mine is high

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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by manee2(m): 10:12am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by brainbox1000(m): 10:12am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by VampireeM(f): 10:12am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by trendphemmy(m): 10:12am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by theunnamed: 10:12am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Buking1: 10:13am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by MzPecs(f): 10:13am On Feb 21, 2016
True..

It takes one who's grounded in Christ to discard No 4 lie.

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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by hezy4real01(m): 10:13am On Feb 21, 2016
Endtime lies Noted
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Donfamous(m): 10:14am On Feb 21, 2016
greater is he that's in me than he that's in the world,
with Christ I worth more than everything in this world because, Christ in me the hope of glory.

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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by hakeem4(m): 10:14am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Bugatie(m): 10:17am On Feb 21, 2016
vosquare:
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Bros those your eyes ehh
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by boboLIL(m): 10:20am On Feb 21, 2016
Its okay.....
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by zuby4real10(m): 10:22am On Feb 21, 2016
Everything about this post is lie. Even the content of the topic is lies. lies on top lie. gbam!
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by kullozone(m): 10:25am On Feb 21, 2016
vosquare:
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You sabi am...
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Jethrolite(m): 10:25am On Feb 21, 2016
Interesting
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by byteHead(m): 10:27am On Feb 21, 2016
Intelligence is relative....self esteem is not.
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Nikapetrelli(f): 10:40am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by IZZIFLOW(m): 10:41am On Feb 21, 2016
vosquare:
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Dindondin(m): 10:46am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Brendaniel: 11:04am On Feb 21, 2016
Funny how people believe negativity.... If this post talked about how impossible things would be around them.... Or how witches are affecting their lives negatively .... They would believe easily, the OP here is on point....
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by jieta: 11:04am On Feb 21, 2016
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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Onyiibazz: 11:11am On Feb 21, 2016
Op, if you're talking about worth in the religious sense of it, then you may be right. Because the religious world is but a virtual world. But if all you talked about above is about the real world, then you should do your research again. Cheers
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Begonia(m): 11:35am On Feb 21, 2016
Thank you, op smiley
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Humblebloke(m): 12:08pm On Feb 21, 2016
You posted this in the right place.......

This is not for people living in the real worldundecided
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Donfamous(m): 12:23pm On Feb 21, 2016
Humblebloke:
You posted this in the right place.......


This is not for people living in the real worldundecided
but fake world abi
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Humblebloke(m): 12:33pm On Feb 21, 2016
Donfamous:
but fake world abi

You are not a realist......you wouldn't understandundecided
Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by Missmossy(f): 1:02pm On Feb 21, 2016
So true!!!

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Re: Four (4) Lies That Steal Our Self-worth by bimbo80(m): 1:05pm On Feb 21, 2016
This is great!

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