Month: July 2012
I’ve never ventured into a Tiffany & Co. store. You know, The Tiffany & Co. The mention of the name alone causes me to think of their infamous signature color: A pretty blue denoting their brand and image. A name that has stood the test of time, and reputation of being known as one of the best. I may not be able to afford their jewelry just yet, but I know its high value and quality. Those factors alone with price being number one, makes me shy away from their store. After all, why go in if I’m not able to afford it? Not one to just look and drool, I find myself walking past its store front. With determination I quietly say, “One day, I’ll be able to receive a gift and pretty blue bag”. J Why am I bringing this up? Because, one time in my life my value was set at a low price. As a result, I accepted almost anything and anyone that came my way. If there were a picture explaining the definition of low self-esteem, I believe mine would be it. Growing up in church, I knew of God’s love for me; however, finding it difficult to believe so. In addition, flattery came easy to succumb to from those who meant harm rather than my ultimate best. It took a long time for me to accept and believe the valuable commodity that He made. My turning point of belief came when taking other’s account of Christ’s reputation into consideration. In addition, I began to see it for myself. As I read the Bible I saw my value in His eyes and believed. Taking Him at His Word, my value and opinion of self became positive and healthy.
Through various means such as laziness, phony friends, and low self-worth, many perceive themselves as less than adequate. It’s time for us to believe what He says and understand that His reputation is one we can trust. Why? His record speaks for itself. Ask any believer who has a great relationship with Christ and they’ll tell you their story. Because of His love and son Jesus, your value in and to Him is of utmost importance. And guess what? It’s cost effective because it’s free! John 3:16 (KJV), For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We may not be able to afford Tiffany & Co., but rest assured, you can afford to ask Him into your life and be Lord over EVERYTHING. You, my dear, are so expensive to Him and the price He paid has super ceded anything you’ll ever purchase!
I Corinthians 6:20 (KJV), For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.