08 August 2011

Recognizing our self worth.

Source: None via Ashley on Pinterest

The world would like us to believe that the requirements for self-worth are beauty, youth, wealth, and success. But as Patricia Holland, former counselor in the Young Women general presidency, counseled women college students “[we are] becoming so concerned about having perfect figures, or straight A’s, or professional status, or even absolute motherly success that we are being torn from our true selves. We often worry so much about pleasing and performing for others that we lose our own uniqueness, that full and relaxed acceptance of ourselves as a person of worth and individuality.” 
(“The Soul’s Center,” given at a BYU devotional 13 January 1987.)

In this every changing and sadly, often superficial world we live in, we each must work to recognize and remember our worth to the Lord.

As the Apostle Paul wrote, “We are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.” (Rom. 8:16–17.) That is the foundation upon which we should base our individual “worth”—not on what the world might think of us. 
(1989 Visiting Teaching Message: "The Worth of Souls Is Great")

No comments:

Post a Comment