Never lose sight of the gifts you have to share with others.
Posted in , Jul 18, 2016
Sometimes I get an attack of the “I’m not worthy” moments:
Sound familiar? We don’t need anybody else to judge us because we’re so good at doing it ourselves. God doesn’t make junk, and when we criticize ourselves, we’re being critical of God’s creation, of how He’s made us.
Maybe I never was a fashionable young chick. But, hey, my four-year-old grandson, Ethan, told me that I look just like Pocahontas—a huge compliment from a young boy who’s smitten with her. If God and Ethan look at me and see beauty, who am I to argue?
So what if I can’t do heavy physical tasks anymore. I can still help others in a variety of ways. I can share the wisdom accumulated from a lifetime of experience and tell a hurting world that God loves them so much that He gave His life for them.
As He showed me many years ago, He didn’t call me to be successful—He called me to be faithful. And He’s proven that He can take a willing heart and do amazing things with it.
So maybe we need to shift our focus from the “I’m not” moments in our lives and move on to the “I am” moments: I am the beloved child of the God who created the universe. I am forgiven. I am loved beyond measure. I am a princess—the child of a King. I am useful for His purposes.
And despite my flaws, failures and weaknesses, I am available for whatever He wants to do with my life. How about you?