Struggles with insecurity and self-doubt are so toxic. In this sin-ridden world, we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that go against the image we were created in. Every single one of us was made in the image of Almighty God. Culture has made everything the Word of God is against, acceptable.
Whether you grew up as a church kid, in the house of the Lord 2 or 3 days per week, or if you’ve never stepped foot inside of a church (or somewhere in between), I believe that each of us needs our own personal encounter with the risen savior through the presence of the Holy Spirit. A lot of us get to the point of desperation before we give into the power of the cross and repent. But I digress.
This post is not particularly about salvation through Jesus Christ; But if you are a Christian, I hope and pray that you know your worth in Christ! For me, it took several years to gain confidence in my identity in Christ. And I have not arrived yet! He is still affirming me and renewing my mind through the washing of the Word of God.
If you doubt that you are unique, that the Lord loves you, and no one can fulfill the purpose God has for you but you, open a Bible and begin to immerse yourself in the Word of God. You are precious! Created in the image of a God so mighty, He is the creator of all life. He loves you so much that He came and died the most horrifying death EVER, went to hell so you don’t have to, and now sits on the right hand of our Father, interceding for YOU. For your salvation. For the abundance of life He wants you to live here on this earth to bring Him glory!
Personally, before I knew Christ, I had such a low opinion of myself that it was hard to have a healthy relationship with anyone. I am still a loner type, that’s my personality. But the Lord has done amazing things with my life and I can live in confidence. Once a person is born into faith in Christ, the wrong mindsets need to be unlearned so that the mind is transformed by the living Word of God.
You are unique. If you need me to remind you, there is no one with your fingerprints. There is no one with the same thoughts as you. There is no one who can do what you do like you do it. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Let that one sink in. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and God has countless thoughts about you. Good thoughts.
If you are feeling like you don’t fit in, embrace that. Seek the Lord for His purpose for you. The Lord has an assignment for you to change someone’s life. If you are a believer in Christ, He is your rock, and He has called you to be someone else’s stability. The Lord created us to be in community. Find your spot in the community He has placed you in and do what you are good at to contribute to your community. Even if you have to learn a new skill, there is something for you to do.
If you don’t fit in, be a leader. In your family, at work, or in your church. If you are asking, “Who will listen to me or want what I have to offer?”, trust that the Lord will make a way. Begin to pray and stay reading your Bible. The Lord will empower you to reach souls for His kingdom.
Find your purpose and identity in Christ and He will direct you to what skills He wants you to hone to bring Him glory. Even if you are doing something that the World finds unworthy of the Kingdom, looks at Jesus’ example. On this earth, He was lowly: He was very humble, as we should be as His followers. If you don’t know what your calling is, begin to serve wherever you can. The Lord will continue to direct you as He sees that you are faithful.
Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I pray for this woman who is reading these words. She is unique. There is no one like her because you made her a masterpiece. Lord, help her to see your worth in you. That you have a unique calling for her and that where she is at, there are people who are benefitting from her being alive. Help her hone her skills, Lord. Skills that will bring glory to her name my God. The blood of Jesus over her right now!