When I didn’t know my worth I would always lower my standards. I accepted jobs with low pay despite my education and experience. I dated guys who didn’t treat me right and who I had no business dating. I put up with friendships that were not reciprocal and I even talked myself out of opportunities. I was a Queen who didn’t know her worth and I kept putting myself on the clearance rack for pennies when I was worth so much more. What a steal! I allowed people to de-value me simply because I devalued myself.
This blog post is for anyone who has been putting themself on the clearance rack time and time again. I want you to know that I know what it’s like. I was a people pleaser. The thing with being a people pleaser is that you cannot be a people pleaser and a God pleaser at the same time. You show people what you are worth by how much you value yourself. If you sell yourself for cheap in all areas of your life you will end up broke. You will end up getting treated poorly, lose out on opportunities and miss out on your blessings. Every time you lower your prices even though you know you work hard and have a lot to offer you put yourself on the clearance rack. Every time you entertain a clown whose actions do not line up with his words you put yourself on the clearance rack. Every time you accept a job that pays you well below what you deserve you put yourself on the clearance rack. I don’t know about you but putting yourself on the clearance rack does not sound fun. By putting yourself in the back of the store on the rack with all the cheap items you tell everyone around you that you value yourself very little. You tell the world that you don’t see yourself as valuable and so they believe it too.
Today I want you to stop putting yourself on the clearance rack. You are a Queen and God made. Look yourself in the mirror and repeat after me:
“I am a prize. What I have to offer the world is of immense value. I know my worth and I am more than enough. I will not accept any less than what I deserve in all areas of my life.”
In order to stop putting yourself on the clearance rack you need to believe that you are indeed amazing. There is no one else like you and that is your power. Every day I want you to tell yourself positive things. I want you to really take a look at your strengths and realize that you have so much to offer the world. Every minute you spend not knowing your worth is a minute you spend living in mediocrity and not up to your potential. When you don’t define your worth others will do it for you. Don’t accept low paying jobs that will cause you to struggle to make ends meet if you know you deserve much more. Walk away from anyone who is mistreating you. Treat yourself with respect and care and you will never be on a clearance rack ever again. You will be in the front with a price too high for shenanigans, wasted time, and missed opportunity. You are more than enough Queen. Stay blessed!
Matthew 10:31 (NIV)
“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
– Coach Leslie
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