We’re now a few days into the new year. How are you doing on your list of resolutions? Did you meet your goals for the first week of the year?

Um, not exactly here either. However, does that make me less worthy of a person? What if I told you that the reason I didn’t quite reach my goals was because I chose to spend some quality time with my children instead of sitting in front of my computer?

Goals are important but my worth is not defined by whether or not I reach them.

Our culture ties self-worth to performance. Yet, losing a game doesn’t make me a loser. Just like finishng a project doesn’t transform me into a wonderful person. One incident does not define who I am.

I’m learning to separate who I am as a person (my purpose in life) from what I do (my goals and dreams).

What about you? Did you meet your goals last week? Did that performance affect who you are as a person? How do you separate who you are from what you do?
Defining My Worth
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4 thoughts on “Defining My Worth

  • January 11, 2010 at 7:51 am

    >I did fairly well with my goals, but I know whether I do or not, my self worth is found in CHRIST…not any other place.
    Blessings, andrea

  • January 11, 2010 at 8:20 am

    >I did good. The writing flowed and that is always nice. The New Year is off to a pleasant start!

  • January 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    >I started to learn this lesson about self-worth when I hurt my neck and was laid up for many months. I struggled with feelings of worthlessness. But God taught me that His love for me is not based on what I do, but on Who He is.

  • January 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    >I have goals for the New Year, and I'm on track. Right now, research is the order of the day.

    Susan 🙂

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