YOU ARE SOMEBODY!
God looked out across eternity. He saw you. He saw everything He had created and everything He would create around you. He saw the specific need on this earth that He would make you to meet. He saw the full set of traits and abilities that you would need in order to complete His purpose for your life. He knew what kind of environment that would be necessary for you to properly develop the gifts He would give you. God looked…and then He created. He created you. You! And God looked at you and said, “This is good.” Do you have the same opinion of yourself? Do you agree with God’s opinion of you? It’s important that you appreciate the way God created you because other people are going to treat you the way you treat yourself. They will respect you only to the degree that you respect yourself. If you are attracting people who don’t treat you well, I’m sorry but you are the prime suspect in that case. What kind of message are you sending that allows them to treat you poorly. In order for people to treat you well, there must be something deep inside of you that sends out a signal saying, “I am somebody because God made me to be somebody. I may not be twenty-one and wear a size seven. I may be seventy-one and wear a size twenty-seven. But I am somebody.” When you send out a signal like that, other people pick up on it. There’s something your spirit exudes that gives you presence with others. There’s a quality of inner strength that makes you attractive. It causes other people to recognize you, to pay attention to you, to ask when walk into a room, “Who is she?” They won’t be asking because your dress is so stunning, but because your character is so magnetic. Projecting that kind of strength is not arrogance or pride. It is healthy self-esteem and the power of God’s Spirit within you. The way you appreciate yourself impacts everything you do. If affect the way you sit in a classroom, or apply for a job, or talk to people at a social function or go about the ministry God has called you to undertake. It even affects the way you pray and the way you study God’s Word. If you thing that you are a nobody with no future and no value, you are going to pray with less power and suspect that the promises of God are for everybody else but you. God wants you to appreciate who He made you to be and to develop what He gave you. He doesn’t want you to try to exchange what He gave you for what He gave someone else. You are a unique blend of talents and giftings and character; and you have a unique destiny upon this earth.
You are somebody!