Don’t get me wrong, I have no delusions of grandeur but I believe we all should feel a certain amount of worth. If we have no worth at all than we are prone to mistreatment without any attempt at self-defense.
I don’t condone a sense of entitlement. I don’t think anyone is entitled to anything but I also don’t think we deserve some of the things that happen to us…those things that could have been avoided if true worth had ever been considered.
So what am I worth? What do I deserve?
- longing glances across the room
- requited love
- mutual respect
- to be told I’m beautiful
- an honest chance
- not to be taken for granted
- more piercings (because they are cool)
- a beautiful story
- to be taken to the movies
- to be taken seriously
Maybe these are just things I would like to have, not really things I deserve. There have been times when I didn’t think I deserved these things and I settled for things that hurt me. No one deserves that!
I know that self-worth isn’t completely attainable but I believe that God made us all and He doesn’t make mistakes. He meant us for something great and it is irresponsible of us not to feel worthy of and fight for greatness.