There are many moments in life when we are tempted to feel as if our life
doesn't matter. It is important that we don't allow the enemy's deceit to
take root in our life because this one lie is enough to destroy our God
ordained destiny. I encourage you to never think that your life doesn't
matter. The Lord doesn't create anything without a reason behind it. Your
life is proof that you are needed on this earth to do great things whether
you realize it or not. You are as important as anyone else, so never think
your life is meaningless.
This is a good message that I received from one of our members that shows
how every person has the potential to do great things. If you are feeling
discouraged because of life's trials, then I hope this message encourages
your heart to continue on and know that you have great things in you that
are waiting to be discovered.
NOBODY IS A NOBODY
This is a true story about a boy who, the world might say, was a terrible
underachiever. While in the eighth grade, he failed subjects repeatedly.
High school wasn't much better; he flunked Latin, algebra, English, and
received a grade of zero in physics. The boy managed to make the school
golf team, but he lost the most important golf match of the season, and
even though there was a consolation match, he failed miserably in that too.
It's not that his peers disliked this boy; it's just that they never really
seemed to notice him much. Even "Hellos" in the hall were a rarity.
Out of all the failures in his life, there was something that did hold
great importance to this boy, his love of drawing. Although in high school,
the cartoons he submitted to the yearbook were rejected, once out of
school, the boy was so sure of his artistic talent that he approached Walt
Disney Studios with drawing samples. I wish I could say the studio
executives loved his work and immediately hired him, but such was not the
case; another huge rejection.
Despite his many lack of successes, this boy did not give up. He then
decided to write his own autobiography in cartoons, about a little boy who
was regarded as a loser and a nobody.
The name of this boy was Charles Schulz, the creator of the famous Charlie
Brown and Peanuts comic strip.
In life, it is sometimes easy to feel like a nobody. We pass hundreds of
people on the street on our way to work, or walk through a faceless crowd
in a mall, and no one seems to notice or care. Deep inside, we may know we
are special and unique and have lots to offer, but unless someone takes
the time to look our way and give us a chance, we may feel worthless and
mediocre, just like Charlie Brown who couldn't even manage to fly a kite
or kick a football properly.
Just as Charles Schulz had faith in his artistic talent, so too, must we
realize that nobody is a nobody...especially in God's eyes. We all have
special gifts and talents, and every human being is deserving and capable
of being loved and appreciated.
Today, I invite you to look deep within yourself, and rather than see what
you can do to improve yourself, as all the many self-help books suggest,
find what you already "like" about yourself!
Do you have an awesome laugh or smile? Are you thoughtful and sensitive to
the needs of others? Are you down-to-earth and practical? Do you enjoy
your ability to dream and hope?
Our heavenly Father does not see with external eyes, but sees to the very
core of our foundation. There is nothing we can hide from Him, and He alone
knows our motives and most secret desires. Learn to love yourself the way
our Creator does, and learn to reach out to others the same way God is
awaiting you with open arms.
By Melanie Schurr
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORDů"
Psalm 91:1-4 "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall
deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou
trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler."
Proverbs 3:5-8 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall
direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."
Psalm 34:1-6 "I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall
continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and
let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and
delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened:
and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard
him, and saved him out of all his troubles."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
Today's Selected Poem: LIFE WITHOUT PURPOSE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem57.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: A NEW HEART FROM GOD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony193.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry