by: Tiffany Armstrong, Summer Staff
Why do we constantly get sucked into thinking that we aren’t good enough and we don’t deserve the best? These lies are based on the assumption that our worth comes from things of the world.
Psalm 139:14 states that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” If God, our Creator, made you in this way, why should we settle for less than we deserve? Why should we listen to the lies we are constantly told from our peers, elders, and teachers who put their focus on earth and not on God?
The focus of students across the board can sometimes be more about who is dating who rather than how we can build up our relationship with Christ. We spend so much time worrying about what others are going to think about what we say, wear, and do. This takes up most, if not all, of our time and can cause us to move our sight from God. There is a time where we begin to buy into the lies we’re told. Whether the source is bullying, an abusive relationship, or critiques from your parents, once we hear a certain insult or phrase so many times we start to believe it. This begins the shift of our eyes off of Christ. We put ourselves down and believe that we aren’t good enough because that is what we hear. This justifies our reasons to stay in an abusive relationship, fail out of school, or give up caring about life. The lies that we will never amount to more weigh heavily on our hearts.
The Lord, our God, has spent so much time planning your life and He has so many great things in store for each of us. Why not completely surrender to Him and trust that you can be more? Luke 12:6-7 declares, “What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God NEVER overlooks a single one. And He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail – even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.”
I encourage you to fall head first in love with Jesus and follow His path. He has a plan for each of our lives far greater than we could ever imagine. Delight in how much He loves you, and the rest will follow.
“God can do anything, you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” –Ephesians 3:20
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About The Author: Tiffany is a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University majoring in Social Work and minoring in Dance. This summer she’s going to be a first year staff member of Crossroads Summer Camp.
Follow her on Instagram @tiffanylynn_3 and Twitter @tiff_strong