Athlete, You Are Valuable to God
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? Doubted yourself? Wondered if you were doing the right thing or wasting your time?
Maybe somebody said something mean to you in class or you made a mistake on the field which cost your team a point or a win.
Self-worth is something beyond value. The term is thrown around today’s culture, however, finding your inner worth is foundational to purpose.
Social media and television along with countless other stimuli we encounter on a daily basis can falsely outline what’s important in life: money, outer beauty and social status, to name a few.
On the contrary, God’s Word tells a different story. In Psalm 139, God tells us how valuable we are to Him.
All that is inside us, our personalities, our characteristics, our strengths and our weaknesses, is all created by God. He knit the parts of us together and created each of us as unique.
However, our compositions are not hodgepodge like a mingling of leftovers from the fridge. You were created as a masterpiece. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
God has a purpose for your life, and the wonderful works He wants you to do will bring glory to Him and to the kingdom.
We should remember humility and not be arrogant, but we should also be confident. The end of the verse says we should know this “full well.” Our self-worth and our creation by the Creator is not something we should take lightly.
Therefore, evaluate yourself for ways you can grow. Look for the potential truth in what someone may say about you, and see if you find anything you need to address.
Talk with your coaches and teammates to see if there are ways in which you can improve. But be confident that you were created by Someone who knows what He’s doing and who has specific plans for you.