This is my fight songTake back my life song Prove I'm alright song My power's turned on Starting right now I'll be strong I'll play my fight song And I don't really care if nobody else believes 'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me
Do you have an anthem? A series of go-to words that simply encourage you to keep going, even when you don’t feel like it? Or perhaps a phrase that you live by; words strung together to inspire you, to instill purpose, or to confirm your worth?
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my life it’s that: if you don’t proclaim your own worth, you're never going to believe it for yourself.
But it’s not ONLY about proclaiming our worth, it’s about setting our eyes on the source of our worth: GOD! Because the truth is that everything about who we are is rooted in the creator, not our circumstance.
Unfortunately it took me nearly twenty-two years and a series of the most unfortunate events to realize that if I place my value in my creator, I will have a constant flow of confidence, but if I place my value in my circumstance, my self-esteem will be as inconsistent and as wavering as the wind.
About six months ago, my father passed away from brain cancer, which has hands-down been the most difficult time of my life. I quickly found myself stuck in a cycle of doubting my purpose, caught up in a whirlwind of fear and anxiety, and disoriented by the unpredictable waves of grief. Somehow my mind processed the loss of my father as as synonymous to being less than; I was a self-proclaimed inferior.
But as time has progressed and combatting grief has become the “new normal,” my tainted perception has been shattered by the love of God and transformed into something far more beautiful than I could have ever imagined myself. Although losing my father has given me every reason to doubt God’s love, I’ve boldly chosen not to let it, and in turn, I’ve experienced His love in new depths.
I now understand that when Romans 8:38 says, “nothing could ever separate us from the love of God,” it really means NOTHING, because as easily as losing my father could have displaced me from the parameters of GOd’ s love, it DIDN’T. I’m still here, still loved, and still WORTH IT.
With that being said, in rough seasons, having an anthem can be super beneficial towards helping you proclaim your worth. As YOU read this today, I may not know where you’ve come from, what you’ve been through, or the potential setbacks you may experience, but I do know that YOU ARE WORTH IT.
I can’t promise life will be easy. In fact, life will be full of storms, but I rather go through every storm WITH God than any storm WITHOUT Him. On that same note, I rather tread through the lowest valley with God than the tallest peak WITHOUT Him.
So today, no matter where you’re at or what lens you’re reading this from, proclaim these words of truth over your life:
"You are loved Lavished in the lord's Limitless outpour of affection Designed as a direct reflection Of Christ's devotion For His love travels Deeper than the depths of The deepest ocean Of the highest mountain Of the lowest canyon He's your greatest fan and Your biggest companion Nothing could ever separate you from the love that Christ has for you And as for you, daughters, You are loved.”
These words are an anthem that rhythmically rush through my mind at the slightest chance of doubt.