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Hello Sisters and Brothers!
Have you ever heard the shocking, horrible whisper. “I am not”?
You know, “I am not loved.” “I am not accepted.” “I am not special” “I am not good enough” “I am not worthy” I am not …. You fill in the blanks.
I’m sure you’ve heard the dreadful whisper before, many times and in many ways.
The danger is that these whispers can become our core beliefs. And when that happens they change the way we see ourselves, God, everything and everyone in life – which in turn shapes the way we relate or do not relate to the world around us.
But the fact is that the “I am not’s” are lies. God would never whisper these thoughts into your soul.
The truth is you are special. You are loved. You are unique.
You’ve probably heard it before but God never made two snowflakes alike, or an identical set of fingerprints; but not only that – I read some time ago that every human being has a unique heartbeat. In other words, each of our hearts beat in a slightly different way than everyone else’s.
ISN’T THAT AMAZING? BREATHTAKING! AWE INSPIRING!
David wrote in PS 139 V14
I thank you God, I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful.
We are all unique and as such, we all have something to contribute to the church – and when I say church I’m not talking about a building. Listen to how the APOSTLE PAUL USED THIS analogy as he compared the church to a body. In 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 he wrote; “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body….”
Later on in verses 21-23 he tells us that we are all important, we all have a part to play in the body of Christ— listen to this: “The eye cannot say to the hand, I don’t need you! And the head cannot say to the feet I don’t need you! On the contrary, those parts that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honourable we treat with special honour…”
Listen to how the Passion Bible translates V21-23
21 It would be wrong for the eye to say to the hand, “I don’t need you,” and equally wrong if the head said to the foot, “I don’t need you.” 22 In fact, the weaker our parts, the more vital and essential they are.[a] 23 The body parts we think are less honourable we treat with greater respect. And the body parts that need to be covered in public we treat with propriety and clothe them.
So, we have no excuse for saying “I’m not good enough or important enough or useful enough.” If that’s true then you are God’s first mistake and God doesn’t make mistakes! HE NEVER SAYS OOPS! He doesn’t love us because we are valuable—we are valuable because God loves us! Our value is established by the fact that He loves us, so we don’t have to earn it.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said, “It’s not because I am an archbishop that gives me my worth: worth comes from God free of charge!”
God’s love elevates us without inflating us and humbles us without degrading us; how wonderful is that? Don’t let the negative, satanic whispers distort the truth of who you are– trust the voice of the Father – a voice that brings healing to your soul. Let me conclude with the magnificent words from 1 Jn 1:3. Listen to how God sees you. John wrote: “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvellous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children. That’s who we really are.”
Our amazing Creator and our loving Father, thank you so much for putting us together so wonderfully; thank you for loving us so overwhelmingly; for drawing us to yourself so amazingly and for the fact that we are precious to you.
UNTIL NEXT TIME, THIS IS GG
STAY SAFE, STAY SANE, STAY TRUE.
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