The Search for Significance Author:Robert McGee Most people base their self-worth on their success and the approval of others, but even if they are highly successful and please a lot of people, there remains a deep sense of frustration. They either feel like they haven't done enough or discover that virtually any failure or loss of approval will cause their self-worth to fade. Success and a... more »pproval promise to provide a sense of self-worth, but these are empty promises.
Christ promises a sense of self-worth, security, and purpose that is not based on our abilities or the whim of others. Through His death to forgive sin and His resurrection to give new life, He has made us deeply loved, completely forgiven, fully pleasing, and totally accepted.
Applying Christ's provision for self-worth enables us to be...
-- free from the compulsion to do everything "just right,"
-- free from allowing the approval or disapproval of others to determine our decisions, lifestyles, and self-worth,
-- free from condemning others when they fail or "getting even" with people who have offended us,
-- free from being ashamed because we have a "flaw" in our appearance or personality,