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Great Bible Verses About Self-Worth

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As a Christian, self-worth comes from God-knowing who you are and who He called you to be. So who did He call you to be? These bible verses below will help you grow your self-worth.

Know Who You Are

Knowing who you are and what God has called you to be is one way to grow in self-worth. Check out what the bible says below about knowing who you are.

Heir

As a Christian, you are an heir to all wealth, riches power of kingdom of God according to Galatians 4:6, and the wealth of the wicked is stored for us (Proverbs 13:22). 

Anointed by God

Just as king David was chosen and anointed by God to His calling, so you are anointed by God to do whatever you are called to do.

“Then I bathed you with water, washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil” Ezekiel 16:9. 

Blessings on Blessings

Christians are blessed because our bad deeds are forgiven and because we trust God according to Psalm 34:8.

“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” Psalm 34:8.

Redeemed!

You are redeemed because we serve Him.

“The LORD redeems His servants, and none who take refuge in Him will be condemned.” Psalms 34:22 

Justified by God

Justified is a lot like being redeemed in that you are made righteous by God because of your faith and getting saved. And by His grace, you don’t have to suffer for your sins.

“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:24. 

How to get saved.

Light for the World

According to Philippians 2:15, you were saved so you can be a light for all the world to see and be drawn to Christ. An amazing, and important privilege! 

“That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” Philippians 2:15.

Worthy

You are worthy. Worthy of respect, worthy of love, and worthy of every blessing the Lord has stored up for you. Why? Because all humans have value and are loved by God. John 3:16 declares,

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Not only that, but when you walk with Jesus in His ways you are already worthy of all the blessings the Lord has in store.

“…they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” Revelations 3:4

Protected

Isaiah 54:17 says Christians are protected because no weapon formed against us will prosper.

Called for a Purpose

We all have a purpose to fulfill in our lives.

According to Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 

Holy Priesthood

One purpose Christians have is to be priests. Since we are to be lights of the world directing people to Jesus, its important we know what the word says and have communion with God just like the priests did in the Levitical priesthood.

They would offer praises and prayers to God on behalf of the people. 1 Peter 2:5 says, “you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

Have Strong Confidence

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Knowing these things will give you confidence and higher self-worth! As evidenced in the bible verses below.

Bold as a Lion

Proverbs 28:1 boldly declares “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. We too can stand against kings, and giants with boldness.” That is our portion!

Strong Confidence!

Have strong confidence because you fear the Lord. Proverbs 14:26 says, “In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.”

When you have a healthy reverence for God, you can be confident because you know He will cover you and be with you since you are living righteously.  

Will do Valiantly

Psalm 60:12 states, “through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”

We will do wonders because Jesus promised this and He lives in us!

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” Mark 16:17-18. 

Conclusion

This post is so encouraging, and its for me too! For women in our modern society, it is hard to maintain high self-worth especially in American culture where we are daily bombarded with images of what the world thinks is beautiful.

Well I want to be what God calls me to be. When you know these things, you won’t be afraid of anyone or anything because you know God has your life. You can have high self-worth.

This isn’t an overnight miracle, but with daily meditation and reminding yourself what the word says about you will increase your self-worth.

Blessings,

M/M  

Can I Really Wait to Have Kids Without Taking the Pill?

****Just to be frank, I am not trying to control or coerce anyone to do anything. I am NOT a doctor, or nurse. Everyone’s situation is different. My goal here is to inform and tell my story. Do your own research, consult your doctor, and make a decision based on what’s best for you.****

Before I got married last July, I started on birth control. I was actually kind of excited because I felt like a “lady” taking her birth control pills. I laugh at my naïveté now, but back then taking birth control was a big deal for me! You see, before I got married I was told by family members that women on both sides of my family are super fertile and as soon as I have sex, I’ll have a baby! As, a a woman who wasn’t ready to have kids yet (and also a twin!), I was quick to start popping birth control pills. I didn’t understand that women are only fertile for a short period of time (around 6 days) after the date of your last period. While the pill did prevent pregnancy, they destroyed my body in so many ways: I experienced hair loss, I was tired literally all the time which got in the way of my school work, I had deep abdominal pain, I developed a fibroid (a benign tumor), and I was moody a lot.

After doing some research I discovered the pill is associated with the symptoms I had. I recently started reading the book Beyond the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten, a nutritional biochemist and leading expert in women’s medicine. Dr. Brighten explains in her book how the pill can wreak havoc on your body and is associated with symptoms like anxiety, depression, low sex drive, fibroids, fatigue, hair loss, and even cancer.

Dr. Brighten also speaks on how to restore your body to its best state after the pill and while you’re taking the pill. Dr. Brighten also details what medical test to take to determine what hormones may be off balance, and provides supplement, food and recipe recommendations for those needing to get their hormones back on track both on and off the pill.

So onto the juicy stuff: how to prevent pregnancy without the help of birth control. Again, everyone is different but I believe the tips I provide can be beneficial to every woman.

Number 1: Track your period!

First things first, you need to track your period. Most women’s cycle lasts around 26-28 days. This is the cycle when the body prepares for pregnancy by producing an egg. This counts as the first day of first period to the first day of the period of the next month. There are multiple apps to track your period, one of the ones I use that is great for any forgetful woman is the health app on the iPhone. It’s great because the app will remind you to track your period if you haven’t started tracking it yet. The app allows you to track symptoms and how long your period lasts. It will then predict when your next period could start and when your fertile days are (super important, keep this in mind for later). Other great apps are the Clue app (in-app purchases), Flo Period Tracker App (in-app purchases), and Period tracker app.

Number 2: Know when you’re fertile days are!

Using your app, plan for when your fertile days are! Again you are only fertile on five to six days after your period ends. Five to six days a month. I was so naïve to think as soon as I have sex without the pill, I will have a baby!

Number 3: Find your method for protection

Now, knowing that women are only fertile for five to six days a month, you could simply not have sex on those days. While the pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if used perfectly, and 91% effective, according to Planned Parenthood, if not used effectively which is very good. But, there are other methods you could use. You could combine two effective methods: condoms and withdrawal. According to Planned Parenthood, male condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy if used perfectly, and 85% effective if not used effectively. Another way of protection is withdrawal. According to Planned Parenthood, withdrawal is 96% effective if done perfectly, and 78% effective if not done perfectly. So, one could combine these two methods for more preventative power!

Again, everyone is different, and everyone’s situation is different. So please keep that in mind for your own plans. You don’t have to get on the pill to prevent pregnancy. There are other ways to prevent pregnancy without experiencing the debilitating side effects like fatigue, hair loss, fibroids, or even breast cancer (the pill increases risk of breast cancer by 20-30%). Once I got off the pill two months ago, my cycle was a little wonky for a month but I’ve returned to my regular cycle. And, a lot of my bad symptoms have subsided since I’ve given up the pill.

Explore the resources below for more information!

What Are Fibroids & How to Treat Fibroids Naturally

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control

Birth Control Pill Use

Blessings,

M/M