You are Not Alone
You are Not Alone
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How do you determine your worth? Are you defeated by the opinions of others?
So often, when we look at ourselves, we base our beauty and self-worth on what other people say about us, or even what we say about ourselves. When we compare our beauty to the world around us, or we allow others to define our worth, mentally we are saying: What I look like is more important that who I am.
In Matthew 10:29, Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside of your Father’s care.”
The world may not value the sparrow. Selling two of them for as little as a worthless penny. Yet, the sparrow is one of God’s creatures, and holds so much worth in His eyes that not one of them falls to the ground without Him knowing about it.
God knows everything about you. He created you and He cares for you, even more than a sparrow. The birds do not reap or sow, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them out of His own hand. Your life is worth far more than you will ever know in this life. God sees you and loves you. He doesn’t look at you the same way you look at you, or the way the world looks at you. Man looks on the appearance, but God looks at the heart. He sees your great worth and value. He knows the plans He has for your life, plans to give you hope and a future. You are not hopeless or worthless. In Christ, you are a princess. You are worth more than rubies, and so precious that God sent His one and only Son to die for you.
The next time you look in the mirror and you’re tempered to put yourself down, look beyond your earthly garment. Look in that mirror, hold your head high, and tell yourself that you are a priceless, treasured daughter of the King.
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When my girls were little, they had a conversation that stuck with me throughout the years.
"What are you doing?" My six-year-old daughter asked her younger sister.
"I'm playing with Jesus!" she happily replied.
"Jesus doesn't have time to play with you." Her sister impatiently retorted.
Looking up at her older sister, not batting an eye, my four year old replied, "Jesus always has time for me."
I was raising both my girls to know and love Jesus, yet one came away thinking Jesus was too busy for not only frivolous play, but He was too busy to have any interest in the things she cared about, unless, of course she really needed Him. While the other believed that Jesus had all the time in the world for her, and cared enough about her to take the time to sit on the floor and play with her.
What do you believe?
Do you believe Jesus doesn't care about you or that he is too busy to take note of the things that are important to you?
Or do you embrace the heart of a young child, who knows, without a doubt, that Jesus always has time for her—always cares for her—always loves her?
What you believe will make a difference in how you live your life, and will determine the level of anxiety you carry.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.