Let’s start off with a question.
If you were to rate your value on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being high) what number would you give yourself?
Be honest. What would your number really be?
If you answered anything other than a “10”, than pull up a chair, get comfy and let’s talk. Let’s talk about something very important – your value.
Why is this so important? Well, for one, I don’t know how you can live at Peace with Food, be happy, and live your best life ever without it.
Let me explain.
As a former high school science teacher I loved working with kids and still do. One way I have stayed involved with them is to periodically give inspirational talks to junior high students all the way up to college-aged kids. The title of my talk is Designed to Be a “10”.
In this inspirational talk, I use a $10 bill as an analogy for their life and my props are two $10 bills. One is tattered, torn, and written on, while the other is clean and crisp. My question to them is this:
Which of these $10 bills is worth more money?
This question always catches them off guard. Not sure what I am getting at, they carefully reply with a half-answer, half question, “They both are worth the same amount?”
They are both worth $10.
Those $10 bills are a beautiful picture of our lives. Some of us resemble that tattered and torn $10 bill. We’ve been ripped, stepped on, and have a past that is not pretty. And some of us have lives that rememble the clean and crisp $10 bill. It looks pristine, hasn’t seen much trouble, and appears to be perfect. But regardless which $10 bill we are most like, our worth is a “10”. Yes, I will even take it as far as saying a perfect “10”.
No. I’m not saying our behavior is a perfect “10”. There is no one who falls in that category, no matter how good you are, but as for your value, it’s a perfect “10”.
How can I make such a bold statement?
Here’s how. As a person of faith, who believes that we have all been made in the image of an incredible God, a God who is a perfect “10”, how can our worth be anything less?
Behavor less than a “10”? Yes.
Value and worth anything less than a “10”? No.
So, no matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, what has been done to you, or any other event that attempts to extort your view of yourself remember this: Your value is a perfect “10”.
And you can take that to the bank. 🙂
Your value is a perfect “10”.
For further information on the Designed to Be a “10” workbook and answer guide click here.