While admittedly there are countless numbers of people today so self-absorbed that they feel they are entitled to the best of everything, there are still many more who have so devalued themselves as to feel as if they are not of value to anyone. Could that be you? Do you really know your value? Do you really realize that your Creator took specific care in creating you, just as you are, to be someone so unique that no one can take your place:
“What is the value of your soul to God? Could your worth be defined by any amount of money? God doesn’t abandon or forget even the small sparrow he has made. How then could he forget or abandon you? What about the seemingly minor issues of your life? Do they matter to God? Of course they do! So you never need to worry, for you are more valuable to God than anything else in this world. Luke 12: 6-7 (TPT)
God was so concerned about your place in the earth that He made sure that you are one of a kind. The treasures inside of you cannot be replicated. However, there is no guarantee that the world will know about them, for they will only be revealed as you rise up and allow your gifts and talents to manifest. While we don’t work for an earthly crown, we do have a coach in the heavenlies pushing us forward to fulfill our earthly mission. He is a coach well aware of the hazards that this life presents so He fully equips us before our journey begins. Each portion we need for every juncture is already inside of us. Is it faith we need, or courage, or tenacity, or is it ingenuity, long-suffering, compassion? Do we need to know how to put a square peg in a round hole – he gives us engineering skills to accomplish that. Do we need to retain a great deal of information and then analyze it to solve a problem – our brain is equipped to do that.
Most of all He knows that deep within our being is a hole that can only be filled by the Spirit of God. We often try to solve it by asking great questions, or seeking truth in various places, only to find disappointment, as no one can really satisfy the longing of your soul. Yet, we know that God has seen to even that:
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart…Ecclesiastes 3:11a
Yes, you have value, I have value – as the old expression goes, God does not make junk – We have this treasure placed by God in these earthen vessels to bring honor and glory to HIm and a life of joy for us!