You are Priceless

“Mirror mirror, mirror on the wall
Tellin those lies, pointing out your flaws
That isn’t who you are
That isn’t who you are

It might be hard to hear, but let me tell you dear
If you can see what I can see, I know that you would believe
That isn’t who you are
There’s more to who you are

So when it’s late, you’re wide awake
To much to take
Don’t you dare forget that in the pain
You can be brave, hear me say…….”

We’ve all heard these words sung by the brothers/bandmates Joel and Luke Smallbone of the Christian Austrailian band, For King and Country in their song Priceless. But how many times do we forget that it doesn’t matter what other people may think of us, but what we think of ourselves? I know that I may be speaking to the choir here, because I would be lying if I didn’t say that I have had the same struggles. Self-worth is a BIG issue, and at times I still do. It’s what makes each and every one of us, human. I also know that I’m in my 20’s, a returning college student, and that I possibly have no grounds to speak on a “petty high school issue”

Stop. Just stop.

Self-worth isn’t just a high school problem, and teenagers, (girls especially) are the biggest targets. But the big demand is on girls fueled by peer pressure, cliques in our circles, cover of magazines and so on. That is where the problem lies. You may be wondering how I can make such a claim as to that, because well, I’m 24 and no longer a teen. Let me explain something, I was that child who was the “bad influence” on other people’s kids. I was that child whose parents were told that I wasn’t being disciplined enough. I was that child who was viewed as a monster. I was also that child who was the uncontrollable brat and freak. So, I grew up a loner. Now, I’m not saying that guys don’t have this issue as well, but face it, guys play tough. Period.

So, what are we going to do about it? It’s not just the “lies” that the mirror tells us, but what we believe ourselves. What would happen if we wrote those lies out on paper, then took that same sheet and burnt it? What if we realized that we were more? That we’re worth more?

We are more. We are more than the choices that we make. We are more than our past mistakes, more than what we could do because of not what we can do but on who God is. Our identity is in Christ alone. We don’t have to go after the latest fashion because it’s the “new trend”. We don’t have to have the most “liked photo” or thousands of friends on Facebook. None of that matters because at the end of the day, what matters is what GOD sees in you. Not social media, or your friends, classmates, or anyone else.

“No matter what you’ve heard, this is what your worth
More than all  the money and diamonds and pearls
Oh this is who you are
Yea this is who you are

So when it’s late, you’re wide awake
To much to take
Don’t you dare forget that in the pain
You can be brave, hear me say

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you (oh so priceless)
Irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it’s beautiful
I see it all in you (oh so priceless)”

No matter your past, no matter what you may be feeling at this moment, no matter what others may or may not see in you…..you were worth enough to be bought with a price. Therefore:

YOU ARE PRICELESS


					
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3 thoughts on “You are Priceless

  1. Powerful. YOU are priceless, Natalie. Brave for sharing pieces and glimpses of your childhood. Proud to be your mom. Keep writing, I’ll keep reading with my box of tissues by my side.

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  2. Just read this and I’m in tears. Thank you, Nat. I struggle so much with self-worth, and this was really helpful. Thank you.

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