Worth more than what we do

With Covid limiting some of the things we can do, here’s a reflection on the difference between being and doing…

God made people of immeasurable value. Intricately designed and lovingly created, we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image and likeness of God. Part of that likeness is that we are creative beings: we imagine, design, construct, evaluate, and interact with others over our work. As human beings, that’s what we do.

For God, we are of great value because He made us so, and the work we do is valuable because it is an expression of our humanness. But for God, the equation doesn’t work the other way: we don’t become more valuable because of the work we do. In the case of people, there is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ valuable – there’s just ‘valuable’.

So, when you feel under pressure to do more to prove your worth, or are tempted to measure your value by the income or praise you get for your work, don’t do it! Your value as a person and what you do as a person are two different things, never to be joined together.

You are created in the image of God and are of immeasurable value. You are worth so much more than what you do.

Glen Morris