full price or clearance

I have a dear friend who struggles with trust. The hurts she has experienced have left her believing that she is not worthy of being a priority in someone else’s life. She is apologetic when she has to ask for something, not wanting to put someone out, even if she is really in need. It’s as if she thinks that she is about as valuable as the broken toy on the clearance shelves. At one time she mattered, now parts are missing, she is tattered, broken, and barely worth the ink on the price tag she bears.

It makes my heart hurt because I have been there. I have doubted, wondered if anyone cared, if I mattered. It’s one of the darkest periods in my life. The enemy had set his teeth and claws deeply into my soul and had me believing I was not worth the full price that God said I was worth. The price of His Son on the Cross for me. It wasn’t until years after I became a believer that I saw the value of who I was in Christ. This is why I am so adamant to tell people what they are worth. Their place in this world, at this time, for the purposes they have, is all created by God Himself. There is no lie, no whisper, no doubt that can erase this truth.

When Jesus died on the Cross, He didn’t add me onto the list of the forgiven as a consolation. I received the full amount of forgiveness that was offered by Heaven. Which means, that from God’s perspective, I am valuable. I have worth. And the same thing is true about you, Dear Ones. 

We tend to forget the power in John 3:16, For God so loved the world [you and me- Dear Ones] that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. It isn’t just for our eternal life, it is to remind us of the price tag we bear. It may as well say, “God said I was worth everything.”

O Best Beloved, if you were asked what was on your price tag, what would you say? Do you see the word Priceless written across your life? Do you see the love God has for you? Or do you still struggle with the Clearance tag? I do not condemn you for the thoughts you may be having, but I do challenge you to tear off the tag and stand in the truth of who God says you are- precious, prized, valued, loved, and treasured above all things. Ephesians 1:3-8 says in love we are blessed, accepted, adopted, chosen, redeemed, and forgiven.

It’s time to change the tags we wear. Scripture is clear we are children of the Living God, who loved us beyond all description. And He knows all about us and says even then, we are priceless.

Let us begin to live in this truth today.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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