One of the main things that the enemy uses against people is self-worth. His tool is a cycle of our brokenness, insecurities, and self-condemnation to continually run to people and things to fulfill us, instead of running to God. He blocks out the knowledge that these things will only give us a temporary high, and lead to more emptiness if we are not being filled by God, our Living Water. He makes us forget that our dependence on these things and people lead us right into the never ending game of idolatry.
The Source of Self-Worth
We all want to attain it,
From people and things we know.
Forgetting your death has sealed it,
Some thousands of years ago.
When we look to an “other” to fulfill it,
Makes us lonely, empty, insatiate.
When we look to the one who revealed it,
Makes us joyful, peaceful, gratiate.
All the people and all the things,
Become blessings with two wings.
As we worship the true King,
Giving everlasting springs.