This subject of worth is weighing very heavy on my heart. The fact that so many people try to find their worth in others, and the problems it causes in their lives is becoming increasingly more rampant. Why do men AND women think that they have to have someone in their lives, and that person's approval to give them self worth? We owe it to ourselves to find the things within us that make us valuable to God. His value is the only one that really matters. Stop trying to make others happy. You know that saying "You can't love others unless you love yourself"? It's true. September 2011 marked the one year anniversary of my being on my own again. It's nice, and it is good not having to answer to anyone. I would be lying if I told you it's never lonely, but it very seldom is. I am very fortunate that I know I am loved first and foremost by God, and that no one can ever take that away from me. But I am also blessed with many friends. And even though I love them all, and love to be with them, I don't find my worth in them. Each one brings something different to my life, and the richness they bring to my life though could never be measured.
I have learned over this last year that different people come in and out of our lives for a reason. None of it is accident. And each one has a lesson (whether they know it or not) to teach us. The lessons are sometimes good, and sometimes bad. So take the lessons and file them in your heart, learn from them. But more than anything, learn that you have worth! And you are very valuable to God-He makes NO mistakes. Start living your life and giving yourself value! It will make a WORLD of difference!