I know of many young people who have been stuck in a wallowing cycle of not knowing their true identity. I pray that this powerful temimony will inspire someone to be assured of their identity as children of the Most High God.
You are all valuable and precious beings in the sight of God. It doesn’t matter how bad your past may have been. I believe the failure to come to a realization of our identity as children of God is why many Christians (and non-Christians) go down the road of deep depression and rebellion. Satan wants to steal the light that God has engraved within your soul. If he can get you to wallow around in a fictitious place of being like a superstar instead of the person God wants to be, he will do so. Satan will sow in a spirit of condemnation and self-hatred, telling you that you will never measure up until you come out on top. God wants to use you as a mighty influence to someone. The fact that you can make a difference to just one human on this Earth is a huge blessing. I encourage you to rest in the everlasting love that God continues to pour out to you, and the grace He offers for you to be a citizen of Heaven.
We are always available if you ever need someone to talk to. We would be more than willing to comfort you and encourage you every step of the way.
Let us continue to bring forth the message of and Gospel to the nations as we fight the good fight against Satan! 🙂
Don’t ever think this thought! I have thought it at times but your part does count! God can use your life, your voice, your message, your witness in ways that you have no idea just how much good it may do. But He does!
He knows how many people will hear or listen to or even read your words, like on this blog, and He will use your voice to take His message to the world and those who are desperate to hear the gospel of Jesus and His love for them. Just as when it is time to vote for a President or a Senator, your vote…your voice does count! If John had not gone to Ephesus and preached to them they wouldn’t have heard about Jesus. If Paul had not gone to all of the places that he went to with the good news of Jesus and the salvation through Him then many people would never have heard about Jesus.
Each of us has a part to play in the grand scheme of life, whether we believe in Jesus as our Savior or not. Our part is not usually a small part because we do influence people around us whether we realize it or not. It is that influence which carries His message to the world most of the time. A thank you to a stranger or blessing the food at a restaurant or just opening the door for someone who may have their hands full or maybe you are just doing it “just because”. Any of these small interactions can have a big impact on people and then their impact on others will be affected too.
None of us can truthfully claim that what we do in this life makes no difference. Adam and Eve ate a fruit that they weren’t supposed to eat. It doesn’t sound like much until you realize that God had told them not to before they did it. They disobeyed God’s command and did their own thing, which is what we’ve been doing ever since. It was a small decision but it had huge consequences for the rest of creation. Don’t ever discount a decision that you are thinking about. Whether you think it is big or not, seek out God’s perspective on it if you are a believer because His advice is always right. Though many of us today are too impatient to wait for His answer at times.
Does your influence count? Yes it does. A parent has a lot of influence over a child’s growth and their ideas about life as they grow older. We may not think that they are listening but they are and they hear more than you think they do. A teacher or a coach has a lot of influence in the lives of those that they come in contact with over the course of their careers. Sometimes they may not find it out until years later. Society and social media today have a lot of influence on people of all ages, as well as the smart phones which we all seem to have attached to our hands.
God loves each of us and He does care about your life and your eternity. All that you need to do is believe in Him and give your life to Him so that He can give His Life to you.