It has been a few days since my last post. I have had so many things floating around in my head..but didn’t feel led to post until now. God and I were talking this morning…yep..we do that! 🙂 I thought I knew what I was supposed to tell y’all….well…God gave me the title of this post and said “Somebody needs to hear this…TODAY.” I said to God…ummm…really??? You want me to do this right now? What do I say? [while cleaning my bathrooms, I might add.. :)] I looked up [why I do this I am not sure]..but I tend to look up to the right when I am talking back out loud to Him.. haha…some of y’all may think I am nuts by now…but that is OK..God thinks I am somebody. 🙂 See, I know this message is coming from God..b/c even as I am typing right now I have no idea what I am going to type next. I have prayed and I know my God is faithful and He will tell me what to say. So..whoever reads this, my prayer is that you will get something out of it that you or somebody you know needs at this very moment. Know that Jesus loves YOU!
NOBODY TO ANYBODY
Most everyone at some time in his/her life has either felt like nobody needed or wanted them..and if you have not then you know someone who has felt like this. I am here to tell you that is a LIE from the devil!!! We all have our pity parties at one time or another in this life. Why do we listen to that little voice that says:[ You don’t fit in here!..Nobody wants you here!..You are not good enough to do anything for Jesus!…Who are you trying to fool?!..You aren’t cool enough or pretty enough to hang out with them!..You are not capable!..Nobody wants to hear you talk or read anything you write!..They don’t like you!.. They all are staring and talking about you!…They don’t want to talk to you!] These are just a few examples of what the devil may try to tell you…they are all things that he has tried to get me to believe about myself.
I am not one that feels extremely comfortable in social situations. My sweet and wonderful husband is my opposite on this. He is much more at ease when talking to people he hardly knows..where as I on the otherhand will freeze up. More honestly..I will say “Nope..uhuh..I am NOT going!” [if there is a dinner or meeting that I have to go to with him] or I will go and be a bundle of nerves…praying the whole time..but still a bundle of nerves. I don’t know why I am like that…I am working on it though. I just get so nervous..I listen to that stupid voice that says “you don’t fit in”, “you are just a house-wife and stay at home momma”, and “you aren’t part of their group”, “you won’t have anything to say”. When the fact is, I am God’s child…and I do fit in with HIM. I guess I just have never “owned my space”. I am working on it though..with God’s help. I want my girls to “own their space” …I don’t want them to feel like I have..so I am working on me first. I challenge you to do the same, and to be conscious of the fact that you aren’t the only one with struggles. With God in the driver’s seat you can do anything! You are not a “nobody” to God…and He is the one who matters most!!!
Here are some verses to turn to when you are feeling like a “nobody”:
Matthew 16:23 (NKJV) ~ But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Romans 8:28 (NKJV) ~ And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
John 16:33 (NKJV) ~ “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Luke 9:56 (NKJV) ~ For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.
SOMEBODY TO GOD
God wants you and me to know that HE thinks we are SOMEBODY!!!! Isn’t that awesome..that GOD thinks you are SOMEBODY!!!! I don’t know about you but that makes me want to just SHOUT!!! How is that even possible?? That is definitely one of the many questions I can’t wait to ask Him when I get to heaven! There are some things that our human minds just can’t grasp!
He wants you and He desires a relationship with you and me! A relationship requires time and communication..let’s not forget that this applies to our relationship with our Heavenly Father. My youngest daughter and I were talking on the way to take her to school one morning. Praise be to God, both of our daughters have taken that first step and asked Jesus to save them. However, she said ” Momma…I know I am saved..but….I just feel like I am not as close to God sometimes as I want to be to Him” Bless her heart..she was being convicted(Praise the Lord!) and it was really bothering her! I was so excited! Yes..excited! I told her..”baby..you know how you like me to spend time with you and talk to you? Well, we have to do the same with Jesus..it is a relationship..if you didn’t spend time with me then you wouldn’t feel close to me either..right?” She got it then! It was like a weight lifted off her shoulders. I told her that it was a normal feeling and that I had the same feelings sometimes. We have all been there…and I want to encourage you as well. Read the scriptures…don’t add to them..they are the TRUTH…when we add to and twist them that is wrong! The TRUTH is good enough! We may not always like it…but truth is truth.
Jesus loves you and He thinks…no He KNOWS you are somebody that He wants to love and to use to bring Him glory!
I want to leave you with one more passage of scripture that God has laid on my heart to share..I usually know they are from God when I can’t figure out on my own how they fit in with what I am saying… 🙂 Thank goodness God is in control and not me! 🙂
Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV) ~ Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
UNTIL NEXT TIME!
Heather Dawkins 🙂