Many times people pursue degrees for the sake of getting a title before their name, such as “Doctor Jones” rather than seeking God and asking Him should they pursue a Doctorate Degree or Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree.
They believe that pursuing degrees makes them valuable and enhances their self-esteem. It may make you more valuable from the world’s perspective, but not from God’s perspective.
People are valuable to God because He made them in His image. However, a person must believe and accept their God-given value. Once they do this their self-esteem will automatically be enhanced and continue to grow as they grow in the knowledge and understanding of how God sees them – Fearfully and wonderfully made – Awesome Masterpiece – God’s Workmanship.
“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” (Psalm 139:14)
“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” (Ephesians 2:10)
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