God chose you…
Let that truth sink deep into your heart.
I don’t know what this past week has held for you. Maybe you’ve been passed over for a promotion…yet again. Maybe you were served divorce papers you didn’t see coming. Maybe you keep seeing pictures of friends getting together for girls nights out, playdates or coffee and yet your invitation never seems to come.
You feel overlooked, unwanted and disregarded.
You mistakenly think what others think of you mirrors God’s thoughts.
But you couldn’t be further from the truth.
Looking at 2 Thessalonians 2:13, you, my dear, are not only loved by God but chosen.
Regardless of how others view you, God chose you from the beginning of time. (Ephesians 1:4)
Before the foundations of the earth were put in place, God knew you, loved you and chose you.
Even if no one ever sees your value, God does.
Not only does He dearly love you, He has called you. (2 Thessalonians 2:14) There is a grand purpose for your life…bigger than what your limited eyesight can see at this moment.
All you see are your mistakes, your shortcomings and the reasons you give as to why you always seem overlooked, unwanted and disregarded. But when God sees you, He sees something entirely different. He sees His beautiful daughter, and He loves watching you grow into more His likeness as the Holy Spirit works in your life sanctifying you day by day.
You see, people’s opinions change like the rotation of the earth…constantly, but God’s never does.
From the beginning of time God has loved you and chosen you, so stand firm in this truth. Regardless of how others treat you, choose to focus your mind on God’s truth and what He says about you, not what others say around you. Keep your eyes focused on Him. Stop looking to the right or the left but instead look up.
Your worth cannot be measured in how others view you, treat you or love you, but only in Jesus’ love as He chose to go to the cross in your place.
You, my dear, were worth dying for.
So regardless of what others think, stand firm in your faith knowing you are dearly loved and deliberately chosen.
Let’s Talk: How does knowing that you are loved and chosen affect the way you view yourself?
Love God Greatly,
Stay tuned on Tuesday…we are announcing our summer study!!!