The Gold Standard

So the past two months I have had the pleasure of working with SpringHill Camps (go check it out!) a christian camp located in Indiana and Michigan, as a Daycamp Media Director. Everyday, I would look through the the eye of a lens and capture beautiful moments full of laughter, hope, and fearlessness. This past week I was moved to the overnight camp location and was a counselor over teenage girls for an entire week. It was a huge jump from ages 6 to ages 16-18 and I know that only the Lord Himself got me through it.

At nighttime, the girls and I would go around share our testimony and one thing I noticed that was similar between us all was that at one point in our lives we felt worthless because of what someone had told us or because of something we’d done.

Worthless: Having no value or use.

Worthless.

 

So many times I find myself feeling this way. I find myself wondering if anyone would even care if I was gone. Do i have any contribution to society whatsoever or would people just keeping moving on with their lives without me? I know, these are some pretty deep and sad thoughts, but the worst part is that I’m one of the billion of people who think like this.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

This verse, though very popular, is also very powerful. Not only are we not worthless, but God already has a purpose for us before time began. He knew that He was gonna create you and then give you a task to further HIs Kingdom.

I’ve come to notice when I’m focusing on my plans and what I want to do my world starts to crumble, my foundation is cracking, and the waters are about to drown me. But through Him I am secure in the hope that I have and I know that my blessings will multiply.

We are worth more than gold.

We were worth more than Jesus’s life.

We aren’t worthless, we are invaluable.

And isn’t that comforting?

 

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One thought on “The Gold Standard

  1. When you get past falling in love, marrying, finding a career, and raising a family, you naturally come to your midlife crisis. Some people buy shoes or sports cars, but the hole can’t be filled with material possessions. Some people have affairs, or take drugs, or gamble, but the hole can’t be filled with pleasure. As Axel said, “I used to do a little, but a little wouldn’t cut it, so a little got more and more.” TV is a drug. So is much of what’s on the internet (porn, but a lot of pointless time wasting stuff too). You have to get past the pain of your existence, get into a place where you can open yourself up to your life’s purpose. Whether you do that by going to church, meditating, writing, reading, conversing, painting, or any other means, just start. Done let the moments of your life tick away. Once you have found something you think is “it”, don’t be afraid to change it up and experiment. If you holding on to something you think is God’s plan, you may come to realize you spent a bunch of time on the wrong path. If that happens, don’t beat yourself up. Let it go and look for signs that will lead you back on track.

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