Sometimes, I catch myself feeling like I’m about to become something or someone. “I’ll get it together, soon,” I tell myself. Seems like no matter how far I come, I’m always working on getting better.
There’s some benefit to that. We need growth and development. Learning and being molded and perfected by God is an ongoing process.
But if we aren’t careful, we can fall into the trap of thinking we don’t measure up.
I’m just not ______ enough.
Fill in the blank.
I know you’ve got a word for that blank.
Or maybe you have more words ready to fill in this blank.
I’m just too _______.
Sometimes it’s comparison is what keeps us feeling inadequate. Do you ever feel like you should be more like her? She has it all together. She has great kids, a successful career, a loving and attentive husband, … great hair, great clothes, all the time in the world.
I can’t help but giggle a little bit at the things we compare and find ourselves lacking in. When we say it out loud, it seems silly. But the whispers of inadequacy in our heart are anything but laughable.
You know the struggle.
Does anyone even like me?
Sweet friend, yes.
You are more than just liked, you are dearly treasured and LOVED.
My friend Elizabeth has a message to share with you:
I had a very special Saturday, recently. I’d met with a couple from my church to discuss the prophetic dreams I’d been having. During our time together, I’d received a prophetic word from God. Several, in fact. I couldn’t believe He had so much to say to me.
When referring to me, God called me “Precious Precious Daughter”.
Twice, He referred to me as His “Precious Precious Daughter.” In the realization that by His holy nature He CANNOT lie and in being our Creator, he literally defines me, I was stunned when he called me this.
I think we all know what precious means but in my habit of studying the Bible, I wanted to know more about this word “precious”. When I looked it up, even the world’s definition of it really sunk in deep.
Everything that was said to me was in fact direct and personal. I know this… but I am not mistaken in telling you:
This is how He feels about you, too.
Please know and BELIEVE that He is closer to you than your own breath.
He hasn’t taken any of his senses off of you… EVER.
Please know that He VALUES you CONSTANTLY – unwavering value and want for you. Never taking His attention off of you. In every detail.
YOU are NOT to be wasted!!! or treated carelessly by this world and the influence its under!!!
The cost for you was EXPENSIVE.
You are PRECIOUS to the Living God, your Friend, your Father.
If there is something negative in your past or present that you are identifying yourself with, take it off and put this identity of royal acceptance ON because it is the TRUTH about you that world relentlessly tries to manipulate.
You are so loved and so free.
You belong to the One True King.
You are His.
And He is yours.
As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I Peter 2:4-5 ESV
You’re not just a mom.
You’re not just a girl.
You’re not just a body.
You are more than anything you find your self-worth in. You are Precious, because you are HIS.
You are so deeply and wonderfully loved. Jesus died for you. He gave his life so that you could be clothed in Christ and seen as Precious.
Lay aside the lies of inadequacy.
Put on Christ and claim your birthright as God’s Precious Precious Daughter.
What words fill in your blank?
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If this message touched your heart like it touched mine, will you please share it so more people can hear the value. You are PRECIOUS!
Kitten whiskers and rose petals,