As Christians we can all identify different blessings that God has given us or to the world. We look at our children, our jobs, the nature around us, the love that we have for others, and we just meditate on how wonderful God is! We acknowledge that He is the Ultimate Creator and could never design something ugly yet we are very quick to dismiss ourselves as beautiful.
It’s rather interesting that we can acknowledge everything around us as beautiful and be awestruck under what God can create and do. However, we take ourselves out of that possibility because of the shame and guilt we have in our lives. That worthlessness we feel is a big and massive lie that Satan tries time and time again to convince us is true. It is so unfortunate that we have a habit of trusting in the enemy verses our “firm beliefs” that God creates extraordinary things.
I personally love how bluntly Ecclesiastes 6:10-11 is worded. It says, “You are only what you were created to be—a human, and it is useless to argue about it. People cannot argue with God about this because he is more powerful than they are, and a long argument will not change that fact.”
What I love about this set of scripture is that it zips up doubts and self-conflicting comments in two sentences. We need to become a Christian culture who accepts and genuinely acknowledges that we were created to be human and it is very useless to argue about why God would create us or what good are we to Him. The truth of the matter is that we know how God thinks the world of us, yet we are too scared or sometimes too content with our doubts to allow His views into our lives and daily being.
When we continue to doubt ourselves and to consider ourselves unworthy, all we are doing is insulting God and arguing with Him. When you think about it in this context, it makes you wonder what the point of that is. What happens when you argue with God is that He always wins- every time. You can spend your whole life telling Him that you are not good enough, you are what you feel is an ugly duckling, or are not worthy enough to have His love; but the day you enter Heaven and see His face, you will only hear how much He loves you. As you can see, our arguments will never win.
So as a Christian culture let’s begin to pray that we can grasp ahold of the idea that God will always be right when it comes to how beautiful and worthy we actually are. With this prayer coming true and newfound knowledge we can step forward to a better humanity as well as culture by reducing the amount of low self esteem in the world. Imagine what that alone could do.