If you don’t think you are special, you should see what God sees in you!!
He sent His only Son to die for you. That is how special you are to Him.
If you were the only person on earth, you still would have been important enough that Jesus would have given His life for you!!
Just think about that for a moment or two.
1. When Life Looks Dark and Gloomy – Psalm 139:11-12
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You. ~Psalm 139:11-12~
For a number of years, I struggled with a melancholy spirit. I wasn’t exactly depressed but I wasn’t exactly joyful.
I used to have a friend who struggled with depression who said there was really nothing she was depressed about. It was just so real in her life.
For me, there were real circumstances that contributed to it. What I am telling you is that even if you don’t know why you are struggling, it is real.
These verses really speak to my heart because they tell me that God sees LIGHT when all I can see is darkness.
God has a totally different perspective on what is happening in my life than I do. He can see the big picture and see the purpose that He has for me in it all.
Sometimes one of the reasons we see gloominess is because we are really not seeing ourselves the way God sees us. We don’t see that we are special in His eyes.
2. We Are Special Because God Created Us to Be Like Him – Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ~Genesis 1:27~
God created us to be just like Him.
He wants us to have His character and to be filled with the fruits of His Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22-23~
He doesn’t want us to be living back in the sin nature and continuing on with that lifestyle.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. ~2 Corinthians 5:17~
God wants you to be living as a new creature because you are abiding in Him. He wants you to become more and more like Him.
3. You Are So Special that God Chose YOU! – 1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; ~1 Peter 2:9~
I speak negatively about myself too much of the time.
I tell myself I can’t do something or that another person is doing it so much better than me.
How come women are so often like this?
Even the ones who look confident on the outside are often overcompensating for inferior feelings on the inside.
I am NOT totally in agreement of the attitude most motivational speakers encourage you to have about yourself.
We are nothing without God. All we are is because of God working within us.
If we have anything ‘good’ or ‘great’ inside of us it is ONLY because of Christ.
That being said, let’s balance it all out to say that we should look at ourselves as Jesus does.
First of all He sees us for who we are. Sin and all.
We have to first get rid of all our sin because of His atoning death on the cross.
Once we have done that, we can move on and see ourselves the way God now looks on us.
He sees us as covered in the blood of Jesus.
He then looks beyond and sees that we are as white as snow.
Now we are ready to become more ‘like Him.’
THAT is why we should be looking at ourselves as being special. We are special because Jesus died to cleanse us from all our sin.
We are special because He intends for us to move forward with our lives and live for Him.
4. You Are Special Because Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. ~1 Corinthians 6:19-20~
You are holy because of Christ living IN you.
- Do you start your day in God’s Word or just rush on with your day?
- Do you stop to pray?
- Are the things you do worldly and carnal?
- Do you watch things on TV or You Tube, Periscope or somewhere else that you should never be watching?
It is really important to guard how we are spending our time and what we are putting in front of our eyes.
The more we are like Christ, the less we will struggle with our identity because it will be found in Him.
5. YOU Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!!
Why should you see yourself as being special? These verses remind us why!
All our intellect, talents and abilities, all that makes up who we are is because that is the way God designed us. If you are saved, God is making you more and more into who He created you to be.
- Stop the negative self-talk
- Stop hating your nose, or hair, or body build
- Stop saying you are dumb (yes, I have to stop this!)
- Stop making excuses because of your past or present
Start seeing yourself as being exactly the way God designed you to be (and still under construction) for His glory in all you do, say, and think.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them. ~Psalm 139:13-16~
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