The other day my soon to be sister in law randomly sent me a message simply saying, “You’re amazing,” and immediately I was confused and thought for sure that she must have meant to send that to someone else and mistakenly sent that message to me. I certainly had not done anything recently for someone to tell me that I am amazing and I wasn’t even having a conversation with her at the time that she sent it to me. When she replied telling me that she did mean to send it to me my response was a very hesitated and confused “uhhh well what did I do?” and she responded with “Nothing, I just thought I should tell you you’re amazing.”
I was so taken aback because I felt like in order for someone to praise me or acknowledge any worth in me that I had to do something to deserve it. While I may still struggle to feel this way with other people, this simple action was such a great reminder of God’s love for me and for you. God loves us not because we did anything to deserve it, but because we are His children. He made us perfect in His image. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to please people and earn their love that this same sense of having to deserve love transfers to our personal relationships with The Lord. But that’s where we are so wrong. God made you and me beautiful and we all are amazing! We don’t need to do anything to earn God’s love.
We need not to seek someone else’s approval or acknowledgement but to believe in Christ’s love for us. He wants you to know that you are amazing just the way you are! What a difference it would make in our own lives and other people’s lives if we saw ourselves and others the way God sees us, beautifully and wonderfully made. I truly believe that if we started to treat people like this and acknowledge in our own hearts our own self-worth that we could share God’s love more fervently.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalms 139:14