People, people, people…where have we let the devil invade our worth? Everywhere. We are of such value, yet we allow Satan to lie to us, rob us, and destroy us. (I believe God warned us of this…1 Peter 5:8)
Through our lack of accepting value in what God created us to be, we are never fulling the purpose God made for us. Many never see salvation because they were never taught that our Creator made them, loved them, and valued them. They will suffer for eternity because a generation of parents failed them. I have read that ungodly parents are Satan’s best tool and I am sold that that is true.
Then you have those that are born-again yet have accepted the comfort of our culture. They choose to either hide in the wealth and success, or poverty and tragedy only to pass down to their children that we not victors but rather we will become victims unless we become “successful.” Their children never see the value their lives have in the plan of their Creator. Therefore, they too will see Hell or hell on earth as a believer that steadily chooses self over God.
We have believed the lie that seeing our value in Christ is somehow self-exalting. So we become self-proclaimed martyrs or shuck the idea all together and believe that only our effort gives us value. These lies have given birth to heretical “christian” theology all over the place. The problem is the true definition of our value in Christ is not an easy road and so we don’t like to talk about it, much less teach it and therefore we give Satan an easy hole to slip through.
We have GREAT value to Christ, not because we are so special per se, but because we are His creation. The Mona Lisa would not be near as valuable if I would have painted it.
I recently learned that many stores buy from the same clothing manufacturer, put their label on the clothes and sell them. So depending on what store you go into, will decide what price you will pay. Same clothes, same manufacturer, but because of who is claiming them different value.
Can you see where I’m going here?
If you want to strap an evolution tag on you…go right ahead. They can sell that junk at the discount stores. But I know I was hand-painted, well thought out, designed and appreciated in completion. Loved even. That doesn’t mean I’ve done anything, it means The One that designed me did everything. AND it means I have value. And what’s even cooler is that He isn’t selling. Our Manufacturer isn’t a 3rd party, but the Designer, Creator and Owner. We don’t have to worry about getting lost, stolen, broken…nothing. He makes us, grows us and at the right time gives us the option to remain His or be sold at the discount stores. If we choose to remain His then He gives us a job. He provides for us, protects us, directs us, makes all the tough decisions for us, and loves us like the unique valuables we are. But if we choose to go to the discount store we can expect just what the clothes in there receive. Most times they are worn as necessity and when they are no longer usable tossed in the trash to be incinerated.
How sad. Those wearing the discount store version never took notice at the hand-painted color or the intricate weaving together of the fabric. They didn’t notice how perfectly they fit. This is no accident. Satan is about.
This is the result of a war that we cannot see. This is why faith is so important. The evidence of things not seen is all around us, faith is hoping in The Jesus that we cannot see, but have absolute certainty in His title as Christ.
We must receive His tag and we must accept His job if we truly want our children to know a better life than the lies of self-esteem, self-made, or self-established. No one self-(fill in the blank) is valued as much as the one that is created by an Amazing Creator, cared for, and put on display as a beautiful work of art! Nor are they ever as fulfilled. Do you want your children to live on the teeter-totter of happiness and despair? Or do you want them to live fulfilled in the Hand of One that can and will do what He says. And even if the outside doesn’t take on our idea of a masterpiece…fortunately there is One that knows far more than we, and He can compose them into such that we could never know. That my friend equals peace…for you and them.
How much would you pay to make sure all your children’s needs are met and they are completely peaceful all their days? I know Someone that paid with His life, and I pray you know Him too. More so, I pray your children know Him and accept His value for them.
I know Who created you…but I ask what brand are you?