God Created You | Self Image

God Created You | Self Image


You know a healthy self-image is seeing yourself
as God sees you. And one way God sees you is that you are of great value. He created
within you as a being of great value. Now you say, well I don’t think I am. All right, walk through this with me. What determines the value of an object? Of anything in a store, an auction, whatever? Let me show you what determines the value of
that object. Let’s say you’re at an auction, and there’s an antique grand piano, and the owner of it believes it’s worth $10,000. The auctioneer says, “I think it’ll bring in $8,000.” But in that auction you are the highest bidder and your bid is $4,500. What’s the value of that piano in the auction? It’s $4,500 dollars. It doesn’t matter what the owner thinks, or
anyone else. It’s what are you willing to exchange to receive that. That’s what determines the value of objects, and it’s almost like in the auction of life, God has auctioned you off. And a voice out of
heaven says, “What will you give for this person?” Somebody, nobody answers. “A billion dollars?” There’s no answer. “A trillion dollars?” There’s
no answer. “A hundred thousand?” No answer. Finally a voice says, “My son Jesus.” “Sold.” What determines your value on what God, not only how God made you, but what was He willing to sacrifice to rescue you? It’s Jesus. You know when people say to me,
“Josh, in God’s eyes what are you worth?” And I say, “Jesus.” You say, “Well that will lead to pride.” No. It leads to true humility to know who you are, who made you who
you are, and give God the glory for it. Do you realize that if you were the only person alive, Jesus still would have died for you? That’s one of the most humbling thoughts I ever had
in my life, and I had it before I ever trusted Christ. And then when I realized, ah, I still get chills thinking
of this, that God creator of the universe wants me to spend eternity with him. You are of great value because God created you. Now be careful, this is where a lot of people get off base, your value is not something you created. It’s not because all
the nice things, wonderful things you’ve done. No. The value that you and I have is a
derived value. It’s derived from our creator, and that’s very critical, and it will always lead you to be very thankful. So what is true about you? You are of great value. Jesus was willing to die that God the Father might have a relationship with you. Wow, that is something to get excited about!

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