This morning my 6-year-old daughter told me that she has a hard time making friends in first grade because the “pretty girls” don’t play with her. I held back tears as I spoke life to every amazing and beautiful thing about her (the list goes on and on and on). My husband and I tell her about her value and her beauty. We encourage her in her strengths. Still, she has this idea that there are beautiful girls and that she’s not one of them. She believes, somehow, the beauties have more value than she does. At first, it shocked me that my daughter could be thinking these things at such a young age. Then, I remembered that we have an enemy who wants us to forget who we really are. How many of us, no matter our age, have felt like others were more valuable because of their beauty, financial stability, creativity, etc.? The list goes on and on. The enemy of our soul wants each of us to forget that we were created with a purpose.
Last week, Mrs. Cheri, Kids’ Church Leader, sent a verse home with my kids. We’ve been memorizing it at the breakfast table.
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16
The truth is, God didn’t just make my precious girl. Scripture says He “knit” her together. He knit in every characteristic and attribute that she would need to live her life and fulfill the purpose He has for her.
We are each image-bearers of God. We look like our heavenly Dad! The enemy of our soul hates that. He can’t stand to look at us and wants us to feel the same way when we look at ourselves. So, we must be diligent to meditate on truth.
If you feel discouraged, insecure, inadequate or fearful today, it’s imperative that you remember who you really are. Whatever you are facing, God knew about it before He spoke the universe into being. He is not surprised. In Him everything exists. He is light, and the darkness you are facing cannot overtake the light. You were wonderfully made. Your hope, Christ Jesus, found you so valuable that He died and then beat death so you could live. Meditate on that truth. When we live our lives with that knowledge, we live a life of power. Don’t forget who you are today, child of God.
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