"With all due respect, I have nothing to prove about my worth to anyone." ~ Robbie Keane
Let me say this just once, you have no business trying to prove anything to anybody and if that is what you have been doing, please stop! Forget the fact that you are more than enough. That's an established fact whether you realize it or not. You don't need to measure up, compare to, pretend or be anything other than what you are. Don't ever let anyone marginalize you, make you feel less than, or not enough of. No human is qualified to do that. They didn't create you, God did! Your existence was established by God.
The very definition of the word prove means to 'establish the existence, truth or validity of' or to 'demonstrate having a particular quality or worth'. YOUR WORTH HAS ALREADY BEEN SEALED. Know that!
Here are 5 more reasons why you don't need to prove anything to anyone ever again.
(1) Believe it or not, nobody cares if you feel worthless.
You could be spending all of your time trying to impress other folk, trying to prove the worth and quality of your life only to find out that the same folk you trying to prove something to, are trying to prove something to you. Trust me, if you feel worthless, you are not alone - there are many who have serious doubts about their value despite their valiant efforts to hide that fact.
(2) Worth is an inside job. Nothing you do on the outside can prove your worth.
Your value does not consist of the accumulation of adoration or validation you receive from others, your value is established, you must get that or spend your forever trying to get it from others. It's an inside job baby. You just need to agree with the God in you and walk like you know it to be true.
(3) You can't prove yourself.
It is not humanly possible to prove yourself, that's the work of God. And guess what, that work is done. You are here. I just want you to sit on that thought for a minute. The question is not what do I have to prove, the question is who am I here to be. Sit with that too.
(4) Even if proving yourself were possible, it would literally be impossible to prove anything to some folk.
The truth is, no matter what you do, it will never be enough for some folk. You are not for everybody and everyone is not for you. The important thing is that you are for you. It doesn't matter where you are in your life, you have to believe you are enough. There is nothing wrong with wanting people to support you, but you need to be ok if they don't.
(5) The approval you seek is your own.
Where do you think the thought that you have to prove yourself comes from? Those are your thoughts and your feelings. It's one thing if someone has placed that expectation on you, it is entirely another thing if you think and feel like that is something you have to do to feel good about yourself.
“You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Louise Hay
You don't have to do anything to feel good about yourself. You just need to be yourself. I know that can be difficult in a world where you are measured by how many likes and hearts you get on social media or, where you live, what you wear, how you choose to style your hair, who you love, who you are married to, what school your kids go to, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, you need you and you don't need nobody's permission, acceptance, or approval to do you.
When you feel that urge to prove yourself to others, just know, that is you calling you to come back to you.