You Are An Original - Know Your Worth
You Are an Original
“…we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” Galatians 5:26 (MSG)
It’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of seeking validation and defining our worth by measuring ourselves against someone else. A casual scroll through social media can leave us questioning how we measure up to others. Whether it’s the appearance of our home, the likes and comments on our posts, or the way we raise our children, a lingering question tugs at our hearts: How do I compare?
If we dwell on this question for too long, we find ourselves chasing after what others have and do because we fail to recognize the immense worth we possess just by being ourselves.
One of the most prevalent ways I’ve measured my own worth over the years is by comparing my body to others. I engaged in excessive exercise and restricted eating, leading to physical and emotional misery, all in pursuit of the belief that my body should conform to society’s accepted standards.
However, instead of attaining the perfect body I longed for, this toxic comparison left me trapped in a cycle of feeling inadequate. The ideal I had in my mind was unattainable, resulting in a significant blow to my self-worth.
Our worth as individuals has nothing to do with measuring up to someone else. Each of us is an original, created by a loving God. I find great inspiration in Galatians 5:26 (MSG), which says, “...we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.”
The truth is, no matter how much effort we put into emulating someone else, we will never find our true worth there. Contentment, peace, and joy cannot be found by becoming a mere copy of someone else.
Instead, let us recognize that each of us is an original.
When you find yourself searching for value in others, turn to the one who created you—the one who intricately crafted you and knows every detail of who you are. How can you embrace who the Father designed you to be? That is where you begin to understand your true worth.