There is something special about everyone. I think it is much easier to see what is special about another person than our own unique selves. Of course, it helps that we aren’t looking at them as we do our own face using a ten times magnified mirror that zeros in on all those wrinkles and creases like you wouldn’t believe. Maybe too it has to do with the fact that we don’t live in their skin. We don’t know their inner most thoughts and what’s inside that old heart. What we see is special.
No matter what you think about yourself, no matter how
often you beat yourself up, no matter what anyone else tells you; you
are special. Just ask God.
Out of pure love God has chosen you
and me to do wonderful things that will change the world. It doesn’t
matter if you are always the last one picked to be on a team, makes no
difference whether or not you were overlooked for the job opening that
fit you perfectly, and if you didn’t get to be included as a contestant
in the beauty pageant you are still loved, wanted, and needed by God.
chooses whoever; there are no requirements or known skills you must
possess; He chooses whoever His will is. An Oscar award isn’t
necessary; exceptional holiness isn’t a must either; remember how the
chosen disciples of Jesus were viewed by the crowds. He chose fishermen
and tax collectors to be his Apostles. Plain, ordinary everyday
people; similar to you and me.
So, God chooses us; the plain, the
ordinary everyday people; not necessarily the cream of the crop, but
sincere, loyal, hardworking, willing to learn, and open to believing.
did not choose Me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much
fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you
whatever you ask of Him in my name. This, then, is what I command you:
love one another.” John 15:16-17
Jesus picks you and me to
be Christians and spread the word about our faith and beliefs. Words
that have true meaning; words that will endure and make a mark on
humanity; also if you need anything along the way; just use His name
when asking and God will provide.
And further more: love one another.
If you are having second thoughts about all this recall the message in John’s Gospel: “You did not choose Me; I chose you….”
Out of pure love God has chosen you and me to do wonderful things that will change the world. I just know it!