We Matter Because We Matter to Him.

I love my life. I’ve got a great family, a wonderful husband and I love being a mom to my two precious toddler boys. I enjoy my part time career as a therapist and love being in ministry with my husband. But so often I feel insignificant, overlooked and not worthy. I compare myself to the successes of others and the Pinterest perfect moms on Instagram leaving me feeling like a failure. ⁣

⁣It’s a bad habit to use social media to weigh our worth and determine our value. But even worse then that I fear what others think and allow myself to measure my worth by the opinions of others. Popularity isn’t just a trap of high schoolers, women face it everyday and the pressure can be drowning. ⁣

⁣In psalms 8 we see King David consider his place of significance (verse 3-4) “When I observe your heavens the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember him, a son of man that you look after him?” ⁣

⁣He’s asking God, Who are we in light of this vast and wondrous universe God created? ⁣

⁣Verse 4-5 continue “you made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet” ⁣

⁣If Gods word is true then we are more then significant to our father. All through out scripture God tells us we were created in his image for good works, which God prepared for us a head of time. (Ephesians 2:10) ⁣

⁣While on a missions trip about 11 years ago I was a broken and hurting 19 year old girl trying to find significance in serving God. A Chinese missionary spoke Zephaniah 3:17 over me and reminded me there was a Father in Heaven who delighted in me, rejoice over me with gladness and was always with me. I’ll never forget the impact this had on me then and I often still need reminding of this. ⁣

⁣No matter how we feel or what others tell of us, who we are on Christ is why we matter. We were created for a purpose- to point others to him. We belong to him and he calls us by name (Isaiah 43:1) ⁣

⁣May His voice of truth be louder then our insecurities and the subliminal messages of social media. We bear the image of God. We matter because we matter to Him.

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