Do you ever doubt yourself? Your value as a parent, spouse, person?
Things like stress overload, overwhelm, mental/physical disability, etc. can make a parent second-guess themselves and wonder if they are really even making a positive difference in the lives of their family members. I know for myself, I have had moments of self-doubt and feelings of failure that overshadowed the positive impact and value I bring to my family and people in my life.
If you ever have similar feelings I have an activity to help you, and an example below.
Begin by asking yourself three questions.
- In what ways do I benefit my family?
- How does my family show me they
- In what ways could I be an even more
beneficial presence in my home?
Answering these questions will give you the content to write out your own value statement to read, re-read, and remind yourself of your real value in the lives of those you love. Win the battlefield of your mind. God’s Word has a lot to say about the need to take steps to manage our minds. I’ve listed a few verses below (and in the workbook):
Colossians 3:2 directs “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
And 1 Peter 1:13 gives us the long-range view – “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
I designed a workbook which you can print and use to create your own Personal Value Statement. It includes these three questions plus some more content and an anonymous example of what a Personal Value Statement can look like. Of course each person’s would be unique to them. You can get the printable workbook with the button below.
Do you feel stuck and hopeless, like you have no purpose in life, or that you are helpless to fulfill it? Satan would love for you to continue in self-despair, but when you focus on the truth and God’s Word, you can break free!
John 8:32 – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
I’d love to know how you like this post and if the activity and workbook are helpful. Comment and let me know what you think!