Wednesday, December 7, 2011

You Matter

     Do you ever feel unimportant?  Wonder why you're even here?  Emotions and thoughts in our heads can lead us down a road of low self-esteem.  It's a destructive path of falsehood.  Each one of us was made by God with a purpose in mind. Exodus 9:16 ''But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.''   Psalm 33:11 ''But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.''  You may not yet know or understand what exactly He has in mind for you but one thing for sure, is that you matter to Him.  Luke 12;6-7  ''Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.'' God provides, protects, heals, and comforts each one of His children because they are important to Him.
     This world can make you feel overlooked even when you're trying to make a difference. Even if your good deeds go unnoticed or unappreciated, they're not irrelevant.  Colossians 3;23-24 ''Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.'' 
     Don't feel small or unimportant, YOU are a significant and relevant part of His plan.