Value: What Truly Has Worth To You?

According to Dictionary.com value is defined as, "to consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance." In other words, it means to decide what is at the top of your list.

Now, on last week I wrote about focus and how we must watch what we give power. This is very necessary for anyone to move forth and reach various goals. It is also very telling because what you focus on the most is normally what you truly value.

I'll use myself for example. I've always loved people and this at times has been a blessing as well as a curse. On the good side, it has allowed me to be open to talk with & try to help others. On the bad side, there have been various times where I valued their opinion more than what was best for me.

I tried being popular numerous ways & if it was fake, it didn't work. It pushed them further away from me because they could smell the hypocrisy a mile away.

Thankfully, I came to a place where God's will for my life outranked others desires. Once that took place, my values changed and the focus followed.

Matthew 16:26 itself states, "For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?"

Things like money and items can and at times will disappear. What God has for you is everlasting & that makes it invaluable.

Look at the prodigal son. He showed more value in things than his own family & in the end he was left with nothing but the grace of God and his father. (See Luke 15:11-32)

In the end, it comes down to what is most important and your life shows it more than your words ever will. Hopefully the two line up.



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  1. I was talking to my daughter about the valuable things in life. Just was talking to her about the parable of the talents and doing the things we were made for. And that might look different than what anyone would expect.

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    1. Exactly. Valuing the correct stuff maybe different, but it's necessary.

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  2. Thank you for this message, it got me really thinking what I value most and what I need to focus more on.. Sometimes we just forget about these things..

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    1. Trust me, this was a message to myself & others. It lead me to look at my priorities as well & I also have to get some things in order.

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  3. I love this text! Values are really important in our lives and if we follow the right ones, we can gain much more in the long run! We can never forget about certain values, even if it's not very popular. :)

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    1. Yes!!! Top priorities may not always be popular, but they are necessary to fulfill your purpose.

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  4. You values really do naturally change when you put God first. I've seen it happen so many times.

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    1. Amen. When God is at the top of your life what you allow to be at the top of your value list changes also.

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  5. This was a great read and it makes you ponder over what is valuable to you. Thank you for this message.

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    1. It's my pleasure. I simply wanted to share with others what I had been learning also.

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  6. Great reminder! Indeed, what we value the most is what we focus on, unfortunately sometimes we put our focus on the wrong people or goals. Good to re-focus and evaluate our relationships/friendships and goals constantly for self development.

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    1. You hit it right on the head. For us to move forth our values must be in the right place.

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