“Once again, nothing you do or think or will or make is necessary to establish your worth. This point is not debatable except in delusions. Your ego is never at stake because God did not create it. Your spirit is never at stake because He did. Any confusion on this point is a delusion, and no form of devotion is possible as long as this delusion lasts.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-4.II.15:1-5)
We think we have to achieve something, prove our worth, to be loved. This is because it is likely that much of the love we have received over our lives has been conditional.
But God doesn’t love conditionally. His unconditional love is predicated on the truth that we are His beloved children, children who have strayed a little, but will ultimately come back home to Him. And because He created us perfect, our worth is for certain, never in doubt. We never have to prove anything to God. He just waits patiently for us to change our minds about our rebellion, and come home to the lasting love that awaits us there.
Our worth as children of God assures us a place in heaven.
When we strayed into the separation, our ego was formed from the wreckage of our former selves. We did this. We made a new persona that was predicated on fear, not love (as we had known in our birthplace of heaven). This fear made us afraid of God, and also made us afraid that we have offended Him by rejecting Him. God doesn’t think this way! Only our own deluded, limited, finite minds could ever hold such a thought.
Return to our spirit, which will be recognized as one with God. God created our spirit, and He knows it through and through. He knows that our good sense will ultimately prevail, and we will choose to heal the separation. We will choose to once again occupy the place that He has intended for us all along. We cannot change how we were created, what our essence demands. And this spirit essence is a persona founded on love, the best emotion out there.
Our worth is written in the stars, where we will ultimately reside. Let us drop all notions that we are unworthy, rejected creatures spurned by the Great Creator.