“Listen and help, O God. I’m reduced to a whine and a whimper, obsessed with feeling of doomsday.” Psalm 64.1
Awareness of one’s failures is never an easy thing to face. The education can send anyone into a funk for days, repeated education can be a recipe for depression and lethargy. The clich? answer continues to be that without awareness there is little or no opportunity for change and growth. While we may believe this to be true, I doubt there are many who go looking for this awareness. David is honest in his realization. A cry for help is a sign of maturity and, I believe a true God seeker.
As I become aware of God’s presence and gain an understanding of his character and principles, I find myself evaluating my reflection in the mirror. In contrast to God grace, I see a person who seeks justice. In contrast to unconditional acceptance, I see a person with contingent love. Where God is proactively working in people’s lives, I will wait and see if the timing is right for my actions. Every aspect and nuance between us is a contrast in black and white. Every time of reflection and contemplation includes the recognition of failure. In a healthy way, I am ok with this.
The key to failure is recognition and belief in self-worth and esteem. I, you, are worth what God has paid for us. The valuation is exactly that, nothing else. Our work ethic does not define the worth of our self. Our life results have no correlation to the value of our soul. There is no human measure that has relevance. God defines our value. It is just and completely that simple! God gave his son to die so we could change our decision to be separate from him. This is and continues to be the most important choice we can make in life. God gave everything so that we can have just one thing. Our value is awesome, the worth of God’s life!
God believes we are priceless! Do we?