Thought: responsibilities of life and a cause worth fighting for can cause weariness.
Sometimes we lose sight of the value of how we spend our time. Providing for families, paying bills, working jobs, supporting causes – all take their toll.
Henri Nouwen once said there are three big lies:
I am what I have.
I am what I do.
I am what other people say about me.
When we lose sight of the value of who we are or what we do, it can be traced to one of these three lies.
We are more than what we have; we are children of God and heirs of a kingdom. See Galatians 4:4-7
We are more than what we do; we are loved and highly valued because Jesus said we are, not because of anything we do. See Ephesians 2:8-10
We are more than what others say about us; we are what God says about us. He declares us righteous, holy and set apart for his good purposes. See 1 Peter 2:9
Read: Romans 8:1, 15-18, 31-39
I am a child of God and heir of the kingdom.
I am God’s masterpiece no matter what I do.
I am valued because he said I am.