Call it odd, call it mysterious, or call it incredible, but the times when I feel the least valued by others are the moments when I feel the most treasured by our Heavenly Father. May you feel His presence today, and feel that you are a magnificent treasure….because you are.
I posted the above status on my Facebook page this morning. I woke up with it on my heart and felt the need to share. Funny thing is that it later came in handy when encouraging a person who is of great closeness to me. Or, maybe it is not funny at all. Maybe it is the way that the Lord works; the confirmation of His presence in my life, and in the one I encouraged today.
I fear that we miss the boat when it comes to seeking and searching the strengths of each other. Sometimes, we remain stuck in our own tunnel-vision lens of how we think things should be, or how others should be, that we miss incredible opportunities to build each other, challenge each other, and seek the potential that is there.
The awesome thing about faith in our Creator is that a believer can take the feeling of being devalued, and give it right to God. We were not created to be measured up to the standards of others. We were all designed with incredible strengths, weaknesses, insights, talents, and gifts.
A life lived in Christ is the only standard that we should seek to be measured by.
So, my friend, if someone has made you feel less than worthy, or devalued today, hold your head up. It is not the vision of others that you should hang your worth on. Your worth has already been determined by the One who sacrificed it all…for you.
YOU are a magnificent treasure.
We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us. We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again. We face death every day because of Jesus. Our bodies show what his death was like, so that his life can also be seen in us. This means that death is working in us, but life is working in you. -2 Corinthians 4:7-12