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  1. Yes! I need this mantra (and the book)!

    “I am who He says I am. I am a child of God. God has amazing plans for me! I am not what others say or what the negative thoughts say I am, but I am a child of God. He loves me, He knitted me in my mother’s womb, and I am loved. I am worthy!”

  2. Thank you Melissa for these encouraging words – “I am who He says I am. I am a child of God. God has amazing plans for me! I am not what others say or what the negative thoughts say I am, but I am a child of God. He loves me, He knitted me in my mother’s womb, and I am loved. I am worthy!”
    So needed today!

  3. Thank you. I’ve always said that it’s really none of our business what others think and say about us, but oh, it’s so much easier to say that than to actually live it out. I need to leave fear behind and live more boldly, this sounds like an amazing devotional.

  4. Melissa,
    How true — the enemy knows our Achilles heel and will go after it all the time in an attempt to steal our knowledge of our self worth. All the more reason we need to be in God’s word which reminds us of Whose we are.

  5. WOW! I NEEDED THAT! So much of those thoughts have been going on with me lately. Thank you for the reminder!

  6. Thank you for such a timely devotion. After losing my fiancé two years ago, I still find myself
    wondering about my purpose and plan. This book and daily devotions will help me to stay in God’s Word and to keep my thoughts on Him instead of earthly things.

  7. I’m preparing to move overseas so this book sounds like it would be encouraging in this transition!

  8. Oh how I needed this today. I quit my paralegal job in December after almost 34 years with the same company. I had a good job. I did a good job. I loved the people but when the company was bought out and there were overwhelming and impossible expectations and new management, I couldn’t do it anymore. My husband and I prayed and he encouraged me to quit . I have just started looking for another opportunity and really haven’t found anything yet. The devil tells me I am not valuable. I am a quitter. I am worthless. No one will hire me. But God tells me (as you say in your devotion), I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I am worthy and valuable. He called me into the speaking and writing ministries 23 years ago and maybe that is just where He wants me to focus now. Only He knows and time will tell. Thank you for this much-needed reminder that I am a child of the King.

  9. Melissa,

    You hit the nail on the head with this one. The devil knows just where & when to attack us. I feel the devil has held me long enough. I’m ready to go to my war room & fight for my own self-worth. I am who God says I am. A child of Almighty God loved & cherished by Him. Need to remind myself daily of those truths.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. Thank you for the reminder of Who to listen to. I would like to be stronger in my faith and acting on it. Thank you for reminding me to go for it. I hope this book will help me and others. God bless.

  11. This book is exactly what I needed today. Having a rough day at work and this gave me the pick me up I needed. Would love a copy of this book

    • Jennifer,

      Abba Father, Please walk with Jennifer as she is having a tough day at work. Guide & direct her steps. Send your unfailing love & grace to her. Help her to have better days. Bless ALL her endeavors.


      Blessings 🙂

  12. Great post. This sounds like the perfect book for me! I am usually afraid to “boldly” live out my life.

  13. This sounds like the perfect devotional for me! Though I know I’m saved and daily receive Gods Grace, I never feel adequate. Never enough. Never enough for my family, never enough for my job, never enough for my friends. I know my Jesus holds me, without him I’d be nothing. I desire to be confident and bold, maybe this book could help me be enough.

  14. This is true. We should believe in ourselves as God created us wonderfully and beautifully. We should have faith in God, His purpose for our lives will be fulfilled iJn. Let’s hold on to faith. Thank you

  15. Most often, those closest to us witness our meltdowns and broken places firsthand. Sometimes, they love us and encourage us through these moments of weakness and failure. Other times, the enemy of our soul uses them to reinforce all that we are not. Then we can allow shame’s roots to strangle our already hurting heart. Hurting, because we are not what we want to be as God’s daughter. Yet in these seasons of being less than we were created to be, God’s arms are open wide saying, “Don’t give up. Try again tomorrow. You are my beloved child.”

  16. I would love to win a copy for my 13 yr old granddaughter who is finding middle School tough to navigate. She is listening to and believing lies about herself. I will be sharing “You Have Great Worth” devotional you emailed me this weekend and be praying that God prepares her wounded heart for the truth she will be reading

  17. Morning! So often the church tells individuals with mental illness or intellectual disabilities they are not worthy. In fact most churches don’t even reach out to these folks. God has uniquely designed each person and part of our responsibility is to make sure those with disabilities feel accepted and appreciated by those who call themselves Christians.

  18. Fear and our inner critic rob us of moving forward and sometimes contribute to disobedience to the Lord. Go For It sounds like a wonderful devotional book and definitely one I want to invest in!
    Thank you for the article.

  19. Psalm 139 has been a repeated theme for me of late. Such an important truth to shape our daily perspective. Thanks

  20. What a fantastic title. Nike has just do it ; however, where’s the encouragement? This title makes me believe I CAN DO IT, whatever it is

  21. Just listened to today’s podcast –

    From Him, through me, to you… This is so helpful in so many ways. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom and faith insights!