We live in a big world, with powerful and impressive people. We look at their achievements and it makes us feel insignificant.

What value have I got?
I can’t do anything amazing.
I can’t really matter.

Isaiah 49:16 ( says God has engraved your name on his hand. He thinks you are so valuable that he has permanently recorded your name on his body, where he can see it daily. He will never forget you and He shed blood for you to be in His life. That tells you that He values you highly, so you can be assured you are worth everything to Him.



When I look at myself, I see a bad person. A person who tries to follow God, yet fails all the time. A person who others might approve of, but they don’t know the real me.

Yet God knows everything about me and sees me as righteous. Not because He is stupid, He knows my flaws. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, I am pure in His sight. He sees no sin in me.

So we too should see ourselves as God sees us – Holy, because of Jesus’ death for us.
That should inspire us to want to live up to the way He sees us.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:21 (



Have you ever failed a test or subject at school?

In my second year at University, I failed Maths. I was shocked and very upset. I had worked so hard on Maths the whole year and then when I got my report card it said: FAILED.

As Christians we live with God at the centre of our lives. What this means is that we are His children as Romans 8:15-16 ( says. The way I got through this failure was to not see myself as a failure but to hold onto my IDENTITY as a child of God.



Complete the following.
Mirror mirror on the wall…

How much time do you spend trying to be the fairest?
Hours in the gym.
Watching what you eat.
Choosing the right clothes.
Brushing your hair.
Applying make-up.

An old Apostle Paul had some wise words for a youthful Timothy.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8 –

Look after yourself for sure but don’t neglect growing your relationship with Jesus.

Complete the following.
Jesus says that I should start…