How Do I Know I’m Worthy?

Can I ever know for sure, deep down in that private vulnerable place in my heart—the one I keep hidden from everyone—that I am worthy?

Worthy of someone’s love and attention? Worthy of their time and emotional investment? Worthy of forgiveness when I fail time and time again?

How hard do I have to work, making myself over again and again, to deserve any of that?

Don’t you just love amazing revelations?

I do.

When Jesus laid down His life for me, He stamped Worthy inside my heart for all time. Nothing else needs to be done. I am worthy of His Ultimate Sacrifice! And if I am worthy of His death, I AM WORTHY of the life He has given me.

Period.

And because I didn’t do anything to earn it or deserve it, He has removed the pressure to keep on the good face, the game face, the mask. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV).

All I have to do is fall at His feet. Which is a privilege. An honor. Never a duty. Realizing how He has made me worthy makes me want to shout, “I love you Jesus!”

Here is my prayer, taken from Ephesians 1:17-19. “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:17-23 NIV).

Once God has stamped Worthy on your heart, you’ll never be the same.


 

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17 comments on “How Do I Know I’m Worthy?

  1. Oh, yes, I will pray beginning now! What a wonderful opportunity and I’m sure God will provide. He very rarely opens doors like this to close them right away. Your son is Worthy of God’s love. God tested him and he prevailed with God’s love. As long as Kyle holds God first, God will always provide. Amen to you and your family, and stay positive. Your son sounds like a remarkable young man. You are blessed.

  2. What an uplifting post Lori! Thanks so much for sharing it! And congrats for Kyle! I will absolutely keep him in my prayers – I can only imagine the difference he could make for others but remember, God may have other plans for him. But if this is what he feels led to do, then likely he’s on the right path. Good luck on Thursday and God Bless!

  3. I will be praying, Lori! It’s funny, I actually a live a mile away from ORU, and almost went to school there, but God led me in a different direction. I’ve heard their nursing school is one of the best, though, and we sure do need good nurses in this world!

  4. polly eckert on said:

    Hey Lori,
    Wonderful opportunity for your son. Ain’t that just like God to do something like that?

    Praying,
    polly

  5. Wonderful post, Lori.

    I just now closed my eyes, cleared my mind, and prayed for Kyle’s success in his interview. As always, the prayer began with “If it be Thy will…”

    But, a sense of peace came over me, and I felt my lips curl into a smile. I hope that means God’s will is for Kyle to meet success in his quest.

    I’ll keep it up through the day and tomorrow as I’m not certain where he’ll be and what he’ll face over the next two days.

    Raised in Faith, chosen to survive childhood leukemia, a calling for nursing at an early age. Kyle SO deserves this blessing.

  6. I will absolutely pray for him! I grew up in Tulsa and am familiar with the Oral Roberts campus. It’s beautiful and congratulations to Kyle for getting accepted. I have a couple of friends who, after other careers, are going back to school to become nurses. I truly feel this is a calling from God, for it really takes a special person to be a nurse and not everyone is up for the task. One of my friends had thought about becoming a nurse when she was 18 but instead listened to the advice of different people around her and decided to pursue a different career. Twenty years later, after she battled cancer, the calling was stronger than ever and she’s pursuing that dream. It’s amazing to think how her experience with battling cancer is going to give her a new perspective and make her a different nurse than what she would have been twenty years ago. I think God has a hand in the timing of things, and if God has laid it on Kyle’s heart to become a nurse after what he’s been through, it’s going to happen, one way or another. Best of luck to him with the interview and I will pray for him!

  7. Lori,

    This was so encouraging for me to hear. Thank you for writing what the Lord is teaching you. Sending up a prayer for Kyle. That is a God-thing, and I can’t wait to hear the results.

  8. Saying prayers for Kyle’s interview to go well…

  9. Katie Park on said:

    Lori,
    Kyle has my prayers…and Aunt olive’s as well. As a nurse/missionary she will be so proud! Maybe a little prayer up to great grandpa DR. William Park can’t hurt either! Luv you and Good luck Kyle!

  10. Ella on said:

    Praying. What a wonderful opportunity. I went to ORU to recruit students to sell books back in 1992… Sweet place. God’s timing is perfect. I pray this door opens wide for Kyle, but if not, we know God has an even better plan. May you be at peace with the whole process. You can remind me I said that in a mere 5 years!!! Hugs to you!

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