“Do not give sacred things to dogs. They will just come back and hurt you. And don’t throw your pearls at pigs. They will only step on them. “Matthew 7: 6
I was meditating on the reflection of this young man, whose father gave him, when he graduated, an old car he owned. Before formally giving it to him, he asked him to take it to various places to see how much they offered him for it. He took him to a lot of used cars and there they offered him $ 1,000.00 for the car as it was very worn. He took it to a pawn shop and was offered only $ 100.00 because it was an old car. He finally took it to an old car club, where they had very similar cars to this one. There they offered him $ 10,000.00 for the car, as it was a much sought-after relic among them, and very well preserved despite the years it had. The young man, very impressed, went to tell his father what had happened and how he had felt when he heard what they told him at the car club. Finally, the father gave the boy the car, letting him know that he had learned the lesson that only the right people and in the right place will be able to recognize your value. The young man, after knowing the value of what he had in his hands, would value and appreciate him much more.
The same goes for us. We walk through life waiting to be valued and appreciated by those who do not know our value. We have become accustomed to treatment below what we deserve, without understanding how valuable we are. And if we ourselves cannot value who we are, we cannot expect others to do so, because people will treat you according to how you allow them with your own actions for yourself.
The question is: Why can’t I give myself the value I really have? Well, today I want to answer you: Because you have not been able to understand the value given to you by the one who created you. If you want to know your true value, you must know the heart and intentions of the one who created you. The problem is that we continue to seek approval and value in the wrong places and with the wrong people. You are worth much more than you can see in yourself.
A saying comes to my mind that I heard in a campaign for the benefit of children many years ago that said, “I know I’m someone because God does not do worthless things.” You were not an accident of life, no matter how you may see yourself or feel. If you could know the heart of the one who created you and the purpose for which he did it, you would not need the approval or acceptance of anyone else. You would stop treating yourself below what you deserve, and you would make decisions that would change and redirect your life.
The word says in Matthew 7: 6 – “Do not give sacred things to dogs. They will just come back and hurt you. And don’t throw your pearls at pigs. They will only step on them. ” And although it sounds a little loud, the reality is that this is exactly what happens to us. We have not understood that only the love of the one who created us made us worthy of his irresistible grace, because only he knows the value of what he created.
When you can find your value in God, then you will know how to give yourself the value you have, and it will no longer be important to seek the approval or appreciation of others. Because, you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power – Colossians 2:10