I shared some relationship tips recently, including how to identify and deal with your worst enemy.
Today is about self-worth, particularly for men, as the world seems hell-bent on convincing y’all your self-worth is defined by net worth. Ladies meanwhile, are being convinced we’re defined by our bed-worth or sexuality, but that’s another discussion for another day.
Too many men live with the limiting core belief that the amount of money they make, the power they have, is tied into how valuable or worthy they are.
And because our decisions, our lives are based on the core truth of our identity -who and whose we think we are- and how worthy or valuable we think that makes us, self-worth is a big deal. The biggest deal.
So let’s deconstruct it. What is worth, or value really?
Value is defined as the level of importance or preciousness. That means how something or someone is regarded, and how rare it or they are is the measure of value. It can also mean an estimate of monetary worth.
First of all…
There is only one you and man is at the top of the food chain. No other human looks, thinks, or is made exactly the same as you are.
That makes you one in about 7 billion.
According to the London Zoological Society, the Ploughshare Tortoise is the most endangered species on the planet.
There are 600 of them left in world.
You are rare.
Second of all…
You were created by the most powerful, indescribable force of all time in all the universe. And He thinks you’re the most important thing He ever made.
You are held in the highest regard by the Most High.
Do third-string players approach the game the same way starters do? Nope. They don’t expect to play, don’t believe they matter as much and have a completely different attitude about the game. If they are called to play, they tend to be so shocked and ill-prepared mentally they don’t play their best. Or they’re so thrilled and overzealous about the chance they literally give it all they got and burn out or get injured fast.
Convincing you you’re worthless is the enemy’s way of getting you to believe you’re a third string player on a losing team when in fact, you own the league.
This is your life.
At what point did your account balance make you any less qualified to run it?
It’s a pretty brilliant strategy to add the layer of money to the equation, along with trying to convince you that you aren’t unique, and aren’t a child of God. Then, even if you know you’re one in several billion and know you’re God’s favorite, if you don’t have a lot of money…
You might still believe you’re not in the game yet.
You opt into a self-defeating spiritual game of deflection and excuse: God is working on me; He will provide; When I____; Don’t despise small beginnings; He who’s faithful over little; My much is on the way…
Every person you meet, every relationship you form, every endeavor you begin is blurred and limited by this lie that you’re not as wealthy as you’re meant to be yet.
Never realizing the truth is, He finished you before your one in seven-billion self entered the world He created for you to rule.
All the money and power in the world is worthless in the hands of a man with no integrity; a man with no God. Men and women who think otherwise are suffering in the ways of a hell you could never imagine.
You inherited the Earth.
So the next time you reflect on whether you’re man enough, what your account balance looks like, what you will do when or would do if, think about whether He’s God enough. What His wealth looks like. What He’s done and has planned.
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