You Are Valuable 

What determines your value?

Your career

Your title 

Your spouse or lack of spouse 

Your children or lack of children 

Your home decor

Your clothes

Your weight

Your height 

Your skin color, hair color, eye color…

Your wealth 

Your status

Your past


An item has value if it is desired by someone else. First and foremost, you have value because God desires to spend time with you. He desires to make His abode with you. God wants to communicate with you daily. Your prayers are as incense before Him, a sweet, precious, priceless, one-of-a-kind aroma. (Revelations 8:3-4)

That is enough, but it’s not all!

You are valuable to your family- parents, spouses, children. You are valuable to your friends! Value is increased with use and memories. What’s valuable to one may seem obsolete to another, and that’s why we cannot compare one to another. 

Look closely at the Santa bank in my photo. This Santa is valuable to me because it’s from my childhood. Every Christmas it sat upon the mantle of the fireplace, and I knew it was mine. Memories of decorating and celebrating Christmas with my family flood my mind when I joyfully set my Santa out with my decorations each year. He’s battered from years of service. Notice the ring of glue upon his boot. Many people would bypass the broken Santa at a yard sale as an item of little value. But, for me, he is priceless due to the memories he holds so perfectly gift wrapped in hand. 

Now, consider if I were to actually use this Santa for the purpose he with which he was created: a bank. If I filled my Santa with coins, he suddenly becomes valuable for everyone. Who wouldn’t want a Santa filled with money??? 

I propose if you work to fulfill God’s call upon your life, then value is added to you. When you do what you’ve been created to do your value intensifies. Working with others in mind, takes your vision from yourself. The “woe is me” attitude that often accompanies your pity party is non existent when you focus on the needs of others rather than your own. 

If you are feeling worthless today, examine your service to the Lord and others. Have you been allowing the Lord to use you? Be bold in your actions for the Lord. 

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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