You Matter

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
Psalm 139:17

You matter.  Yes, you!   

It’s disheartening to think we still need to remind each other of this simple truth. 

Yet, as I listen to personal stories and read about hurtful, discriminatory attacks on people, I wanted to encourage someone today.

Despite what has been spoken over you or how you’ve been made to feel, know that your life has value. 

The words or actions of others cannot define you unless you allow it.  Choose instead to believe God loves you and believe what He says about you.

Scripture teaches us that before we were even born, God knew us. He knew YOU! He formed you and you are precious in His sight.

Psalm 139:13-18 states:

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up, you are still with me!

If you have ever felt less — less than, less loved, less appreciated, less anything, I’m writing this to let you know YOU matter.

Your life matters.

You are worth loving.

You are valuable.

You have a purpose.

You bring a uniqueness to the table no one else can.

You are more than enough!

Be encouraged today and every day! never-give-up-you-matter

Embrace your own worth regardless of any negativity around you.
Find people who acknowledge the beauty within you.

Be intentional in your thoughts about yourself.
Speak life over yourself.
And become mindful of how you allow others to speak to and about you. 

Yes, you do matter!

You are very much needed in your area of influence!  Therefore, go out and bless the world as only you can.

You matter too!

Faith. Hope. Thrive.
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