Worth: What Determines Our Value?

This week the Five Minute Friday crew is writing for 5 minutes on the word worth. If you have never tried it, we’d love to have you join us. Just set your timer and write. It can be challenging and fun all at the same time.




Are you tempted to compare yourself to someone else?

We all have days when we don’t feel like we are quite enough.

Maybe nothing seems to go according to plan and we are discouraged.

Some days we work so hard and are exhausted. Then, at the end of the day it looks like there is nothing to show for all our effort.


What Determines Our Worth?

Does what we accomplish decide how valuable we are?

Do we have to meet a certain standard before we are counted worthy?

The answer is unequivocally a great big NO.

We all have worth, because we are made in the image of God.

We don’t have to compare with others or be afraid because God has made us worthy.

Luke 12:6-7 NIV

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.


I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #InspireMeMonday, #MomentsofHope, #Glimpses

22 thoughts on “Worth: What Determines Our Value?

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful Scripture along with your thoughts today. I remember when I was a little girl, I would ponder those words “the very hairs of your head are numbered,” and have so much awe in my heart. Our worth is counted in Heaven by such a loving Father! Thanks for your beautiful words and photos here today, reminding me of that same awe once again. Love and Blessings my friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,

      I think I remember being in awe of those words, too. We must be very special if even the hairs of our heads are numbered.

      I’m so glad you were encouraged and enjoyed the post.

      Many blessings to you with love and hugs! xo

    1. Why, of course we are. 🙂 HaHa! Seriously, though, we do need to remind ourselves of our worth in Christ. It doesn’t depend on us.

      Blessings to you, too, Martha.

  2. This is all we need: “We all have worth, because we are made in the image of God.” I’m in the 72 spot this week.

    1. Me, too, Michele! God’s ways are always best. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others, but that’s just the wrong measuring stick. I’m so thankful God sees us as unique, valuable individuals.

      Blessings to you!

  3. I’m so grateful that our ultimate worth isn’t dependent on how well we perform, but rather on who we belong to! Thanks for these encouraging words, Gayl.

  4. Gayl, My answer was, “yes.” I put standards on myself. I’m so glad God has a different measuring stick. My worth comes from what Jesus did for me and who He’s made me to be—a child of God.

    1. I think we all put standards on ourselves and think we have to meet them in order to measure up. But God is so gracious an full of mercy. He loves us and has made us worthy.

      Blessings to you!

  5. It seems like we all KNOW this – and yet we continue to feel unworthy. We are worth the life of God’s Son, why is it so hard to remember? Love this post, Gayl.

    1. I think we start looking inward instead of toward God and we lose our focus and start to compare ourselves with others or even past things we have done. So we start to belittle ourselves. If only we could always see ourselves as God does through the blood of Christ. Then we wouldn’t worry about what others think and we would remember that we are loved and cherished.

      Glad you like the post, Carol. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Blessings to you!

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