1.You are accepted by Christ. “Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory” (Romans 15:7). Some people will not accept you into their clique or inner circle if you don’t wear designer outfits, live in a sophisticated part of town, or attend the right social events. Jesus accepts you irrespective of your social class or how much is in your bank account.
2.Your life is of great value. “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they”? (Matthew 6:26). Don’t allow anyone or any situation make you feel worthless. You are important to the King of kings, the Master of the Entire Universe. You count more to God than you realize.
3.You have a divine purpose and assignment. “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfils His purpose for me” (Psalm 57:2). God has a purpose for your life He wants to see fulfilled. You are not just a statistic. You are not to drift aimlessly through life or dread your life. Your life is significant; it is part of God’s divine agenda.
4.You are unique. “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14). You may not be the only black or white person in your class, church or country. There may be a thousand and one people that have the same height as you do or like the same tasty dishes that you do, but there’s something special about you. God made you different from everyone else. Even if you have your father’s eyes or mother’s smile, you are not an imitation or photocopy of anyone, you are uniquely YOU.
5.You have been given the best ever security system/device. “For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). There is no security device or gadget that can give you the kind of protection you get from having your life hidden in Christ and covered with the blood of Jesus. Jesus hides you in the tower of His name from seen and unseen arrows, enemies and danger (Proverbs 18:10).
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