Discovering our true worth

Having the approval of friends is nice, but the sense of self-worth that comes from acknowledging the truth about who you are, where you came from, and your real value as a child of God is more powerful and satisfying than any human approval. 

God has created us for a purpose, and He needs every one of His beloved children to express Him, to glorify Him, and to give proof of His existence. Each of us has something wonderful to contribute, and it’s up to us to share that. Christ Jesus summed up this divine purpose when he said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

When I was 12 years old, I learned a life-changing lesson about letting my light shine. One day my three closest friends told me: “We’ve decided to drop you as a friend because you’re ugly. Your nose turns down and ours turn up, and you don’t really fit in with us!” With that, they turned and walked away. 

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"Keep yourselves busy with divine Love. ..."
August 25, 2014

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