Who defines your worth?

I was talking on the phone with my daddy yesterday, and we were getting pretty serious into politics and current events and theology. I spouted my thoughts, and he replied, “You think so?”
To which I said, “Maybe. Since kids, I am not as smart as I used to be.” (Or something to that effect.)

He stopped and said,
Danielle. Let’s think about this. For the past eight and a half years, you have been running your own business. (Aka family.) You’ve managed and balanced a five figure budget. You have added employees who had zero work experience and trained them to be productive members of your team. Don’t act like you have been sitting at home not doing anything.

Well, when you put it that way…

But seriously. So often, we allow the world and society to define terms. Love. Justice. Tolerance. Abortion. Racism. Hate. Worth.
Real or imagined, stay at home moms are marginalized. Our roles are both important but unnecessary. Or is it necessary but unimportant? We feel just on the outside, not really deserving a say in the conversation.

We are told that we could have had much fuller, richer (literally), and more productive lives if not for our children. {PS. The shout your abortion movement is still going on…}

But what does God say? How does God define all the terms? How does God define worth?

God tells Samuel that He “sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1Samuel 16:7)

Paul also states that “as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ like a garment. There is no Jew or greek, slave or free, male or female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:27-28)

There are many, many more verses that tell us God cares about us, as women, and loves His children no matter race or gender or job. As long as we love Him and love others. About how He sent His son to die for us, even while we were still sinners.

Also, don’t forget the Word also likes kids. Jesus even “took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” In Mark 10.

So, mama. Don’t let society and the world define your worth. Look to the Author and perfecter of our Faith for that.

Published by Danielle Barker

Hi, I’m Danielle. Momma of five who survives every day with Jesus. I'm somewhere between a crunchy and silky mom. I love theology and relating it to motherhood. Coffee and running keep me sane. ♥️ Best advice? Make your home the place you want to be.

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