1. What makes you worthwhile?
Now, you’re not on a date with someone you want to impress and this is not a job interview. I want your gut answer. The one that roars in your ears before your brain can override it. Complete the sentence: “If only I do or have [BLANK] I’ll be ok,”
2.What sets you apart from others?
How do you seek to be special, to be a cut above? What makes you different from others – in a good way? Finish the sentence: “I know I’m rubbish but, unlike others, at least I am / have [BLANK]… ”
3. What would make you free?
What’s your dream? When will you finally be able to breathe easy? Finish the sentence: “I’ll finally be able to really live when I…?
Look at your answers.
Now- listen to this:
You are in Christ Jesus… who IS our righteousness, our holiness and our redemption. (1 Cor. 1:30)
1. RIGHTEOUSNESS: It’s the same word as “justification.” This is what justifies your existence. This is what tells you, God and the world that you’re worthwhile. You are righteous.
And your righteousness is out of your hands.
2. HOLINESS: This is what sets you apart in God’s eyes. This is what makes you different in the world. You are dazzlingly, spectacularly special: because you are are holy.
And your holiness is out of your hands.
3.REDEMPTION: The word means “the freedom bought by a costly ransom payment.” This is the sound of your chains breaking. This is being set free from everything that dominates and tramples you. Because of redemption you are brought out of slavery into a place of hope and freedom.
And your redemption is out of your hands.
It’s in Christ’s hands. And so are you: