My husband and I received these fancy crystal champagne glasses as a wedding present. When we opened them we made a little pact that every time we made a big decision together or we turned some major corner in our lives that we would clink these glasses to celebrate. Fancy glasses for fancy life achievements.
So far, we have not used them once. We set this high expectation of what the glasses should be used for and then we started questioning what decisions or accomplishments were really worthy of that crystal champagne toast.
I realized I do this all the time in different areas of my life. I overlook the daily accomplishments because they don’t seem impactful or important enough to make a fuss over. I then end up measuring my worth based upon how successful my accomplishments look according to the world’s standards. When this happens, I am left feeling inadequate and unimportant.
Where the world measures worth in wealth and influence, the Bible tells us our worth comes from God’s love for us, which is mighty indeed…
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:4-9
Therefore I decided to make it a point to celebrate the little things, because it is fun, but also because we have to realize that our worth is not tied to our accomplishments. Our worth is grounded in God’s love for us.
Cheers to doing all of our laundry this week!
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