I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. – Psalm 139:14.
You are valuable and you are precious! Many people, including Christians, think and believe that they are worthless. Their self-esteem is low, they behave in an insecure way and as a result, others treat them in the same way that they see themselves. It’s a spiritual law that if you think and believe that you are worthless, people will treat you in like manner. You see, you will carry an aura around you that says, “I am not worth much.” The less you value yourself, the more you will tolerate people who mistreat you. If you cannot respect and love the person you see in the mirror daily, the chances are you will not love and respect others in general. Jesus Took Your Place Our wonderful Lord and Saviour was rejected, despised and put to shame on the cross of Calvary in our stead. When He hung on the cross, He was despised and rejected. This is a subject that I’m really passionate about because a huge price has already been paid on the cross so that you can walk in honour and dignity.
1 Corinthians 6:20 says, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
The Bible goes on to say in Ephesians 2:10 that we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Once a person has accepted Jesus Christ into their heart, the Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”
This means every disgrace or shame which was associated with your past has been destroyed and scattered by the power of the precious Blood of Jesus. Every record of debt that stood against you with its legal demands has been cancelled! Don’t blame yourself Some people don’t know how to treat others because they themselves may be insecure or they make even be judgmental. There is a saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
However, people do judge others by stereotyping them. For example, a person who is wealthy may be perceived as having gained their riches by a corrupt life style. Naturally this is not always the truth.
Speak Good things About Yourself
When we speak good things about ourselves, it helps to eliminate the negative effects of the world’s words. For example, someone may say, “You will never amount to anything in life” or “You will never marry because you are too tall.” These words are damaging to one’s destiny and self-image. Needless to say, these words do not correlate with the Word of God and who one is in Christ. Negative words spoken over you can register on your inner conscience if you do not disregard them with the Word of God. Some people are extremely critical and hardly seem able to speak positively about others. If there is someone close to you who is critical about what you say or do, that can be very unpleasant. Also, negative words spoken over you regularly may even come to pass if you start to believe them.
Meditate and confess the Word, then God, through the Holy Spirit, will impart His Word into your heart so that you can speak of all the things He has done for you in Christ and you can be changed from within. Once you conform to the image of what God says you are in Christ, you will be changed from glory to glory.
I am God’s own handiwork -His workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus, born anew that I may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for me (taking paths which He prepared ahead of time) that I should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me to live.