When I was little, I loved to make cards for my parents. I would draw my signature butterflies and flowers all over these cards and tell my parents how much I loved them. A while ago I came across one of my signature cards that my mother saved for me and noticed these words written in yellow pencil at the bottom of the card: “I feel like we are somebody important, and I know that we are.” When I read those words, it made me chuckle, but then I wondered, “What was I thinking as a little girl?” Those words kept going through my mind over and over. “I feel like we’re someone important, and I know that we are.”
What I concluded was that inside every one of us, even as little children, the voice of God is saying, “You are made in My image. You are valuable, you are significant, and you are important in this life.” But sometimes life tries to drown out that voice and devalue us. Unfair things happen. People talk negatively about us. Somebody walks out of our life. I realize now that struggles and problems try to silence His voice, and we have to allow that voice to be strong in us. What really matters is who you are. You may feel insignificant, but God sees you as exceptional. He sees you as His beloved son or daughter.
How you feel and what life has done to you doesn’t change the value of your life in the eyes of God. A hundred-dollar bill that looks like it’s gone through the washer and dryer has the exact same value as a brand-new crisp hundred-dollar bill. It doesn’t matter if life has put some wrinkles in you or if you feel like you’ve gone through the wringer. You have value, you have importance, and you have significance today.
Remember, you “are God’s masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10). You are a masterpiece in His eyes. He’s already qualified you, and He’s left nothing out of you. Keep His voice clear and free from the debris of life. Spend your life well and make it count. Our great God has put so many amazing things in you, and He’s put assignments in your path that will make a difference in the lives of the people you love. He “has created you anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” How you live your life really matters.
Don’t lose the wonder of what God has put in you. See yourself as God sees you—strong, capable, and well able to do what He’s called you to do. And know that you know that you are important!