If you are concerned about the impact of these fears on your children, take the quizzes with you children in mind. If you have teens, ask them to take the time to score themselves and talk with you about it.
God’s alternative to our culture’s definition of self-worth is to learn to see ourselves through His eyes. The way He defines our worth is very different than what we have experienced growing up on planet Earth.
He believes that we are worth the death of His son, even if we don’t believe in Him
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (KJV).
As we address each of these fears, we will keep in mind the definition God uses to define our worth when we belong to Him. He defines His children not by what they do, but by who they are. Because of what His son did on the cross, believers are defined as deeply loved, totally forgiven, fully pleasing, accepted, and complete.
It doesn’t mean that we can’t accomplish, achieve, and work on improving our relationships with others. It just means that we do all of the above with a different motive. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men...” Colossians 3:23 (KJV)
Our calling is to a life without fear. That will occur only if we operate from God’s definition of what defines our worth.
Dr. Duncan is a licensed and ordained minister as well as a licensed and board certified psychologist. He has practiced in Oklahoma for the past 33 years. He believes that Biblical truth and psychological principles can, and should be integrated in ways that honor God and his original design of mankind.