Many individuals sell themselves short. So many say or think they’re worth little or nothing. They don’t feel they’re important.
“I’m useless. I can’t do anything right. I don’t possess anything,” said Mary, during a tearful therapy session. She thought and felt as a “poor me” or a second class for much of her life.
Mary had not been careful about how she thinks. Her thoughts shaped her life. Her greatest challenge was how she thinks about herself.
She thinks she’s not a VIP (very important person).
Not only is that not true. But such a way of thinking speaks very poorly of Mary’s grasp of the truth of her inherent value as a human being.
I submit to you that, regardless of any external performance, possession, or anything, you are a VIP. You’re very important to the One who matters the most.
You may ask, “A VIP to whom or in whose eyes?” My spouse? My kids? My employees? My fans? What I do mean is more than them.
Important though these persons we mentioned may be, you’re a VIP in the eyes of the One Person who counts the most and ultimately – a VIP in God’s eyes.
“You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you … Nothing can separate us from God’s love … “ (Romans 1:8, 8:39).
“God loves you with a love that is increasing and overflowing” (1 Thessalonians 3:12,13).
God loves you.
No matter what you lost or experienced or what anybody else will say about you in this life, God said the final word on your VIP status.
As author Dr. Bob Smith put it, “You are you, and you need to understand and enjoy that sense of importance, that dignity of human personality which is the privilege of everyone of us who is indwelt by the Lord Jesus. What a joy …”