Someone recently wrote to me: “Have you ever felt alone, unwanted, and worthless? Used and discarded? Ever felt like a failure, defeated, and a huge embarrassment? If so, what kept you going?” I replied: Your self-worth shouldn’t be determined by how you feel, but by the facts of your identity. Said the lion, “No matter the economy of the jungle, I can NEVER eat grass. It’s not pride, it’s just who I am.” Know who you are. A $100 note may be trampled on, dirty, soiled, crumpled, or slightly torn. But it’s still worth $100. YOU’RE precious and priceless. For, YOU were created in God’s image and Christ gave His life for YOU (Genesis 1:26; 1 Corinthians 6:20). To keep going, move from feelings to facts: “By the grace of God I am what I am and His grace toward me was not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:10).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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