What You Do (or Don’t Do) Today Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

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The laundry is still unfolded, the emails unanswered, the to-do list undone. I sigh and ask, “Have I been productive at all today?”

Anxiety and accusations are the only response. So I pray, “God, what lie am I believing? And what’s the truth that replaces it?” This is a new habit I’m practicing. It’s uncomfortable and hard.

Yet in that quiet moment it seems my heart hears a reassuring whisper . . .

Life isn’t about being productive. It’s about being purposeful.

What you do (or don’t do) today doesn’t determine your worth. Your accomplishments don’t earn you God’s acceptance. Your value isn’t validated by your hustle. You are already and always loved.

I’ve often believed the lie that God’s first priority is what I can produce. But I’m learning that just because something doesn’t have tangible results, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have eternal impact.

I’m no longer going to ask myself, “Have I been productive today?” Instead I’m going to ask, “Have I been purposeful?” To me that simply means living in love. Sometimes love looks like laundry and answering emails and checking off what’s on my list. Those are good and worthy things. But often it looks like the exact opposite, like we’ve done “nothing” at all. And that’s okay too.

What you do (or don’t do) today doesn’t determine your worth. Your accomplishments don’t earn you God’s acceptance. Your value isn’t validated by your hustle. You are already and always loved.

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I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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