It is nice when others say good things about us. It fills us up and makes us feel good. However, what others say or think or convey to us or to others about us shouldn't move the needle on our "value meter". My value and my identity are in Christ alone. Because of Christ, I can feel strong when others tell me that I am weak. Because of Christ, I can feel strong when I face people or problems that are difficult. Because of Christ, my needle moves all the way up to the maximum, no matter what the situations in my life may be.
Lord, thank you for not only moving the needle but for being the needle.