Teens Blog SF-6 Am I Worthy Enough for God?

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My 16-year-old daughter has been battling a huge issue throughout her life. She was raised in an orphanage and by the time we adopted her, she was over 2 years of age.
Historical documents of where her people originated from do not exist; therefore, we do not know where she came from. Her people were slaves to another country about a thousand years ago, but prior to that, no one in her culture knows where their origins started. Why? Because her people group passed everything down orally. They could not read or write.

To make matters worse as a teenager, she found out that not only did her birth family give her up, but even her own people group would not accept her back. She would also not be accepted by the country she was born in because of severe discrimination against her people.

As a teen, she was left with a lot of baggage about her self-worth and also left wondering what value did she really have? Thoughts and beliefs would soon follow and she began to have a false perception of herself and of how God saw her.

As a teen, have you ever said these things to yourself?
1. “I’m such a failure because I can’t do anything right.”
2. “I could never be forgiven because I can’t measure up.”
3. “I can’t forgive myself.”
4. “I don’t think I will make it to heaven because I’m not good enough.”
5. “I don’t have a future. Why bother to have hope.”
6. “I don’t feel like I will ever be accepted.”
7. “No one loves me. I’m unlovable.”

These are some pretty heavy thoughts. But the good news is…they are all lies. Not one of those statements are true. They come from the enemy, satan, who wants to discredit you, shame you, devalue you, and condemn you for who you are. So what is the truth?

First of all, you are a child of the King. No matter who has abandoned you, looked down on you, rejected you, God and only God who loves you unconditionally, is the one who created you for His purposes. He loves those who are imperfect, weak, and worthless in society. Why would He you ask? Because, God does not make mistakes and He desires to have a personal relationship with you and to heal you. He knows exactly how you feel and where you are at in your life. He also purchased you with a price – the blood of Jesus, because that is how valuable you are to Him.

Secondly, Jesus came for the sick, the poor, the humble and for the imperfect. If you were perfect in every way, there would be no need for Jesus. I know that everyone falls into traps of worthlessness but by repeating those statements and believing in them, we are also dishonoring God. How? It would be as if we were saying that God made us as failures and we know that God doesn’t make failures.

In Psalm 139, it says, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

Because you have been created in God’s image as it says in Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. , it also proves that God did not create you as worthless.

Even Moses felt like he was not worthy enough to be used to free God’s people. Exodus 4:10-13 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” However, even in Moses’ stubbornness, God still used him.

When God created you, He had every intention to use you for His glory, including your perceived imperfections and failures too. You may not see it just yet, but if you yield your life over to Him, He will take away those thoughts that are not of Him and reveal how He wants to use you. He sees so much value, so much worth even when we don’t feel worthy and when you feel hopeless. He is not done with your story yet. He began your story and He knows the ending. It is the in-between that is still being written. Just trust Him!

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.

Below is the story of one young man who grew up being bullied, different from others, worthless and depressed, and not wanting to live. Hear his story of how God changed his life.

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About Stacy Lee Flury

I am foremost a mom who loves to write. My passion is writing a support blog for parents of troubled and hurting teens at AnchorOfPromise.com. When I'm not writing, I am sharing my life with my family, our beloved furry friends and spending times in fellowship with close friends.
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11 Responses to Teens Blog SF-6 Am I Worthy Enough for God?

  1. secretangel says:

    Absolutely beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this inspirational message. God formed us all and placed us where we are for a purpose. He has a plan for each of us. I pray that many more will come to know this and trust Him to fulfill His purpose in our lives as we hang onto Him. Thanks and many blessings to you!

  2. asha says:

    So glad I found this post. Well said. My hubby and I adopted our baby girl at 7 months old. She grew up knowing that she was adopted but also that maybe she might one day meet her birth Mum. She fantasized a lot about and wrote many stories about her ‘princess’ mummy. WHen she was 10, her birth mum committed suicide and her dreams were shattered. After a long battle which involved self harm and self abuse the love of God triumphed and today she is free and stronger than ever. We are very proud of how she battled and never gave up hope in God – and belief in herself. I too love writing and have a book half written. My blog aims to support Mums through the journey I went though. Thank you for sharing your talent for not only writing, but ‘hearing’ too. Much Love and God Bless.

    • My heart broke and rejoiced at the same time with your story. I praise God that she found healing within this tragedy. I pray that she will be a beacon of light to others who share similar stories such as hers. God bless you and thank you for sharing. I know EXACTLY where you are coming from. I understand that you also do blogging and I have viewed your support blog for other parents. That is awesome. Continue to share your story. You can many others. God bless!

      • asha says:

        oh my! I am so glad to have found you, truly. Its late here in the UK but I have just pressed one of your posts so that I can read it over and over. It is so full of understanding and wisdom. I will come back as soon as I can for more. Stay in touch amazing sister x

      • I was just as excited in seeing your blog. It is great to know others share in the same experiences. Let us press on in faith because God is not done His work in us and our families for He has yet to complete it. And when He is done, it will be through His glory!

  3. This post is exactly what I am currently struggling with. Thank you for sharing!

    • Then He has heard your heart and answering. That is proof that He understands what you are going through and He wants you to know that He loves you immensely. I pray that you will find deliverance from your struggle and a peace knowing that God isn’t finished working through your life. For He will never leave you or forsake you. Put your trust in Him.

  4. Reblogged this on Growing and Learning… One Moment at a Time and commented:
    I am struggling with this. Right here and right now.

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