I think we all have these days, months or maybe even years. As I was watching the bachelor last night, I heard the familiar words of “rejected” women.
“What’s wrong with me?”
“Why does no one want me?”
“Why am I not good enough?”
These words instantly broke my heart and made me think about my growing baby girl in my stomach, then my friends around me, and every woman in the world. I hate the thought of any of you feeling like you are insignificant.
Today, I hope you find rest in the fact that you are a reflection of God’s goodness and love. You were not made by accident. In Psalm 139:13, it says that He knit you together in your mother’s womb. The Creator of the universe divinely pieced you together. He created you with a meaning, a worth, a purpose. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. Do you feel the weight of this knowledge?
My prayer is that you would believe this with all of your heart. The world is constantly telling you lies that entrap you. You aren’t pretty enough. You aren’t successful enough. You aren’t worthy. You can’t. As the world seeks to tell you that you are not good enough, that you can’t accomplish certain things, or that you could never look a certain way – God is whispering in your ear to remember who you are and whose you are. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are accepted. You are gifted. You are treasured. You are a child of the King. You have important things to do in this life. You matter.
We see in John 4, how Jesus uses us in spite of our shortcomings and in spite of our feeling of “insignificance”. The story of the woman at the well speaks so much life into me. The Samaritan Woman was an outcast, she was at the well alone instead of at a time with other women (most likely because she was looked down upon or not allowed), she had many husbands, and was living with a boyfriend at the time. Yet, Jesus loves her and uses her to further His kingdom.
We see Jesus offer her “living water” in verse 10 and she is confused by this. She takes Him literally and doesn’t understand what He means. He explains, “everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life (v. 13-14).” Their conversation continues and she comes to believe in Him.
While my summary of this passage is very short, and goes over many details, my favorite part of the story is in verse 39. The Samaritan Woman goes back to her town and tells everyone about this man, Jesus. I just envision everyone looking at her like she is crazy. She isn’t regarded as a leader or as someone everyone likes (remember she was at the well alone as an outcast). However, the bible tells us that “many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony.”
This is mind blowing to me. God could have used a town official, or the most popular woman in town, however, he choose a woman who was regarded by others as insignificant. So, on days when you feel invisible, unwanted, unloved – I hope you rest in the fact that God loves you more in this second than anyone on earth can and more than you can comprehend. He has a plan for you. He has a purpose for you. You are loved. You are NOT insignificant.
In His Love,
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