Brethren, the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have. Hence as a result of this, we start to value ourselves less and less. To illustrate my point let me tell you a story. The was a gentleman called John who had a friend who used to say that he misplaces and loses his pen very often. He would use only very cheap pens so that he needed not to worry about losing them. He was worried about this careless habit.
John suggested to him to buy the costliest pen he could afford and see what happens. He did that and purchased a 22-carat gold Cross pen. After nearly five months they met again and John asked him if he continues to misplace his pen. His friend said that he is very careful about his costly pen and he is surprised how he has changed! John explained to him that the value of one of the pen made the difference and there was nothing wrong with him as a person!
This is what happens in our life. We are careful with things which we value most. If we value our health, we will be careful about that and how we eat. If we value our friends, we will treat them with respect; Afterall we add value to people when we value them. If we value money, we will be careful while spending it; but we should set our mind on things above, not on earthly things.Col.3:2. If we value our time, we will not waste it. If we value relationships, we will not break them. Brethren, don’t let anyone that doesn’t know your value, determine your worth.
Carefulness is a basic trait all of us have. We know when to be careful! As long as, we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7. Carelessness only shows what we don’t value. So let’s understand our worth. Value our life and appreciate our blessings.