If you are borrowing money, you know that the interest rate goes up and down multiple times even in one day. If you are blessed enough to have money invested in the stock market, you know that the market goes up and down all the time and affects the value of your portfolio. Real estate usually goes up in value, but can decrease in value. Stores raise and lower prices. Amazon and eBay items can shift in value based on supply and demand.
The problem with living in a culture in which value increases and decreases all the time is that we believe our value does the same. We think that if we work hard enough or hit our goals, then our value goes up. And conversely, we tend to believe that if we fail or falter our value goes down. Yet this is completely false.
Our value never changes… at least not with God. Regardless of whether others give us raises or divorce us, our value never decreases with God. When we get it right, He doesn’t love us and value us more. He couldn’t possibly love us any more than He already does. And when we totally blow it, He doesn’t love us or value us any less. His nature and eternal choice to value us immensely cannot be decreased by any market force around us or careless decision on our part.
The price of gold may rise and fall. The stock market may soar or crash. Oil may hit an all-time high or bottom out. But your value remains constant… stable… enduring. God has set your value, and He refuses to change it. You are always the apple of His eye. You are always worth Him sending His Son to be executed for your crimes against Him. You are always worth Him preparing a place where He could spend eternity with you.
So whatever name that person called you… whatever promotion you got or didn’t get… whatever type of home you live in or vehicle you drive… whatever level of education you have achieved… whatever titles you have or don’t have… you are forever unchangingly & incredibly valuable! Never let anyone tell you anything different!!!