1 Peter 2:9 New International Version (NIV)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
*Sometimes we are so boggled down by failures, opinions, poor decisions, mishaps, or the normal standards of the world that we forget our own worth in the eyes of God. We have many talents, a lot to offer, and are promised the desires of our heart...yet, we settle for what doesn't challenge us, what doesn't capture our heart, an unequal yoke, or the imbalance that derives from laziness. Don't get caught up in settling, which is a trick of complacency to hold you back. If something or someone is worth it, then believe you are worthy of receiving it. If you desire it, then ask God's how it can be yours. Don't be your worst critic...be the individual that is motivated enough to seek God whole heartedly, and boldly go to His thrown to claim what He promised.