This week, I saw a young mother eating lunch with her two children. One child was an infant; the other looked like she was eight or nine years old. While enjoying their lunch, I watched as people stopped by the table to speak to the young mother.
Folks gushed over the baby with cooing admiration. I observed that not a single person even spoke to or noticed the older sibling. The older child was of equal worth, but she was busy with her burger, didn’t notice and wasn’t noticed.
It’s easy to feel we are overlooked, especially when we are busy and don’t draw attention to our self. It’s important to understand that God never overlooks us. Scripture shows that I’m so important that even when I feel unnoticed, God sees me.
Like Zacchaeus, the wee little man who climbed up into a tree. He was a tax collector and not only did nobody notice him; nobody even liked him! But Jesus, even though there was a crowd of people, saw Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-10)
Jesus died at Calvary for all of us and for each of us, individually. Scripture says He knew us from the beginning of time, even when we were in our mother’s womb (Jeremiah 4:1-5).
Satan loves to make me feel insignificant; worthless, unnoticed. The world talks a lot about ‘self-worth’ but bases that worth on what I think about myself. This is a lie and a ‘me.’ good example of how important it is to read God’s Word so I know the truth. When I have trouble with my ‘self-esteem,’ I turn to God’s Word and I’m reminded of what God thinks about “me,”
I love God’s Word; it speaks to issues of the human heart! If I don’t know my worth, I can’t appreciate the huge price that was paid for my salvation at Calvary. When I fully understand how much God loves me, I don’t believe the lies about being worthless any more.
Sometimes, when I doubt my worth, I put ‘my’ name in John 3:16; “For God so loved (my name) that He gave His one and only Son, that if (my name) believes in Him, (my name) will not perish but have eternal life.” Try it— it’s awesome to hear it that way.
John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”