Your True Worth

Hey you.

Yeah, you.

I see you struggling with this thing called life. I am, too. Struggling to keep up, struggling to find your way.

But honestly, you’re mainly struggling to be accepted in other’s eyes. Trying to be liked, understood, even. If that’s you, or ever has been… me too.

It feels like almost my whole life, insecurity and jealousy have gotten the best of me. But it hasn’t been until the last few years that I’ve been aware of it. It has been what’s kept me up at night. It’s stolen my joy and my confidence. It’s completely gotten a hold of me.

There have been summer nights I went sleepless because I was just worrying about my the upcoming school year. How I would do in my classes, if i would have enough friends too even ‘look’ acceptable, how I would adjust to the many changes it would come with. It was a war for me.

I’m sure we can all relate to this, in ways. We all have those days when we feel insecure, inadequate, incapable, and unloved. I know for me, it has gotten in the way of how I think about myself, others, and even God.

The desire to be accepted by people was greater than my desire to be the woman of God that He created me to be.

Honestly, it has only been the last couple years that I have truly learned my lesson. Recently, I have been blessed to experience the never-ending, ever-deepening, all-constant love that is God. He has truly shown me in many ways just how much love He has for me. I can not explain it.

My goodness, if you are falling under the trap of comparison, please, look to Jesus. He is in love with YOU. It doesn’t matter if you talk to him everyday or if you have never even said a word to Him, God has a love for you that no one else in the entire world will ever be able to have for you.

Something I have learned, recently more than ever, is that it is so exhausting trying to live for someone. For people. I’ve done it. I have tried so much to fit in, to be accepted, to be liked. It doesn’t satisfy you. No matter how popular you are or how many people follow you on social media, no matter how many people like you or want you, you will NEVER be satisfied.

The truth is, you were not meant to hold the weight of the world’s opinions on your shoulders. You were meant to experience and know God’s sacrificial, whole, and perfect love for you. That is your purpose.

The next time you forget you are, remind yourself whose you are; to whom you belong. Stop depending on the mirror or someone else’s opinion of you to feel enough. Because Jesus determined your true worth when he died for you on the cross. He did it not because you did anything to deserve it, but because He loves you.

He hears you, He wants you, and He loves you. That’s all you really need.



“Mightier than the waves of the sea is my love for you.” // Psalm 93:4
“I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name.” // Isaiah 49:15-16
“You are precious in my eyes, and honored and I love you.” // Isaiah 43:4

Be an Outsider.

Dictionary.com defines an outsider as: a person not belonging to a particular group, set, party, etc. But what does that mean in terms of today’s society? For the average teen or young adult? Most people would automatically think of that kid who sits at lunch alone. The kid who gets bullied on the school bus. Or the one who is barely noticed and often is seen alone. As all of these things may be true for an ‘outsider’ to be, what if there is a deeper meaning to it. What if it has a spiritual link to it.

If you are a christian, or even if you are not, you have probably heard about the incredibly famous Christian rapper, Lecrae. Lecrae is not only known and loved by believers, but non-believers as well. You may be familiar with His song “Outsiders”. This is a song dedicated to what it means to be an Outsider.

The incorrect assumption many people make, is that, if they go to church, or even if they’re saved, it’s all good. Nothing else needs to happen. After all, i’m going to heaven. So I can do whatever I want now, right?

No. Being a Christian is SO much more than reading John 3:16, saying a prayer for that Bio test you think you failed, going to church, or even to heaven. Yes, once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and you put that into your heart for the rest of your life, you are going to heaven. Romans 10: 9-10 tells us:
” That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. ”

Yes, then you are saved. But that’s not it.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. ” (Acts 1:8)
When we are truly saved, there is no denying the truth that the Holy Spirit convicts us. He shows us when we do wrong and when we mess up. He also shows us the right path to take and what He truly wants for us. Being a Christian is something we can’t take lightly.

You see, all Christians are called to be something. We are called to do different things that each glorify our Father. But there is at least one thing that we are ALL called to be. An Outsider.

Indeed, this is an intimidating term. Yes, it can get very scary and risky. But that’s where you decide if it’s worth it. If Jesus is worth it. Is He, the Messiah, worthy of your time? Is being a true Christian worth giving up your time, money, friends, future, and even reputation? Is your savior really worth it?

For me, that’s a heck yes. I don’t know about you, but I feel like God has done too much for me, for all of us, to not even acknowledge Him or what we know He’s done for us. And you know, I don’t really mind if the people that i’m with in high school, don’t like me or want to be around me because of He who represents me. He who is my life. My rock. My stronghold. Jesus is more than the God I worship. He is the love of my life.

Who cares if the people I won’t even see three years from now, reject me. If this happens, I know I won’t be alone. I still have God. And I will be rewarded in Eternity. I believe that it is unfair to call yourself a Christian on your Instagram profile, or even in a class discussion one day, and act like the rest of the world. This is the reason so many people call us hypocrites. And they’re right.

So, are you ready to be an Outsider? Is it worth it to you? To lose everything? Are you okay with being outside of the norm, refusing to give in to peer pressure, leaving the so-called ‘friends’ that always bring you down?  Will you be the one to sit with the outcast at lunch? Will you worship God in front of everyone? Will you stand up when they whole world sits down?

Will you be an outsider?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power God uses to save everyone who believes to save the Jews first, and then the non-Jews. ”
(Romans 1:16)

Be Content.

“… Jesus asked them, “How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five loaves and two fish.” Then Jesus told his followers to have the people sit in groups of fifty or a hundred. Jesus took the fives loaves and two fish and, looking up to heaven, he thanked God for the food. He divided the bread and gave it to his followers for them to give to the people. Then he divided the two fish among them all. All the people ate and were satisfied. The followers filled twelve baskets with the leftover pieces of bread and fish. There were five thousand men who ate. ”
(Mark 6: 38-44)

This story always amazes me. There are so many things that it teaches; things to learn from it. Contentment, Trust, selflessness, gratitude. All super important. They all felt satisfied after small pieces of food. I think the reason this is, is because, ultimately, they were selfless, and did not want more than anyone else, but they were also content.

They put it in their hearts how much of a blessing it is, and they were content in what was given to them. They realized it was what they were going to get, and they made a decision right there, not to be greedy.

This reminds me of the Christmas tape, The Christmas Carol. Specifically the Disney version. Take Tiny Tim for example. He was always joyful even in the difficult trials he was facing. They came to the table with only bite-sized meals. And yet he was filled with the unmistakable joy that The Lord had given him for blessing their family.

It should not be about how much you have, but how thankful you are for every little thing you are given. Do you recognize your many blessings, or do you go day by day, not even thinking about them?

One day, maybe all, maybe one thing, that is very special to you, will not be there. It is your decision how you want to go about those dear things, people, circumstances, whatever it may be.

The things that God gives us are for our own good. He wants us to have the full, abundant life that He’s planned for us. (see John 10:10) We can either sit around, waiting for Him to give us things to fill our life completely, or we can look for the full in our lives that we already have. The truth is, we will never really be satisfied, no matter how much we get. the only one who can truly satisfy our hearts, is the One who made them.

He can wipe every tear from our eyes. A new car can’t. He can fill our hearts with everlasting joy. A new outfit won’t do that. He can give us grace and love so powerful, that we can’t even describe it. A new phone can’t, and never will be able to do that.

Now, I am not saying that I have mastered this task. I struggle with this daily. In fact, it’s one of the main struggles that I have. But I am using what I have learned to encourage others who may struggle with the same thing. We’re all humans, and we have the desire for more worthless ‘stuff’. But God can give us the ability to overcome our selfish desires and find contentment in what we have.

The truth is, life is only temporary. Everything in it is temporary and won’t last for eternity. But Christ does. He is forever. His love is never-ending. His grace is the reason why we can rejoice when hearing the word ‘temporary’. instead of fear it. He will last.

Fill your heart will gratitude and He will make you content. Recognize all of your blessings while you still have them. Rejoice in all of life’s circumstances, and He will bless you with a life you can’t even imagine.

Be content in the Lord, and you will find life.

Hello world!

I’m Emily. I decided to start a blog because I really enjoy to get my thoughts and opinions out on paper (In this case the web). I figure that maybe I could spread encouragement and good words through this blog.

One of my main reasons for starting this, is so that I can share about my relationship with Christ. I hope to spread positivity here and to have some fun!

Thanks for checking out my page! Hope to make you smile or even make you think.

Have a great day! 🙂