Know Your Worth
Yesterday, I randomly stumbled upon a quote that really resonated with me. “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” When you know your worth, you do not settle for less. You learn to approach situations with a mature attitude. You are a precious creation. Knowing your worth is not merely a matter of uttering the words. Diamonds or rare pearls aren’t treasured because they say so themselves. Their beauty is what makes them desired and valuable. Keep in mind that although presentation is key, beauty is more than meets the eye. A truly beautiful person strives to display class, intellect, good character, and love in all that they do. These are the makings of a valuable person. One who not only respects others but also carries herself as a person of vision and valor.
Proverbs 3:15-18 says, “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.” Knowing your worth does not mean walking around with your nose in the air. It simply entails knowing what you deserve and uplifting others when possible.
When you do not know your worth, you allow the ignorance, hatred, and/or immaturity of others to affect you. You stoop to their level, allowing them to make you behave like a clearance item rather than the priceless creation you are. You must learn to not only recognize your worth, but have the strength to let go of anyone who refuses to treat you properly. When you do this you are settling and reducing your value in the grand scheme by giving a discount to someone who does not appreciate you. You reduce your value when you allow people and situations to make you act out of anger, when you settle for being treated like trash rather than the treasure you are,and when you refuse to accept the things you can not change. You waste a lot of time and energy when you refuse to do so. Hold true to your morals and values and remember WHOSE you are. You are the child of the King.