At my parents’ new house in Paris, they used one room of the house as their private library. When I was helping them put the books on the shelf, I saw a small diary that written by hand writing “You in the Eyes of God” and there is my mom’s signature under the right corner on its cover. Don’t know why, I was tempted to saw the content of the diary. After I got permission from my mom to read her diary, at first I thought it was just a random thought of my mom but the more I read I became aware that the writing wasn’t just a random thought but rather to contemplation and it made my heart touched. My dear friend, this evening I love to share what my mom wrote about. Here it is…
You in the eyes of God
If Jacob saw Joseph as a good child,
If in the eyes of his ten brothers, Joseph was a useless dreamer
If in the eyes of Midianite traders looked Joseph as a slave
If Potiphar saw Joseph as wise man, and as a lover in the eyes of Potiphar’s wife
In the eyes of God Joseph was an Egypt young king candidate.
People could look you with the different point of view and assessment. So it is with God. God has His own way to see you through His eyes. God said,
For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
When you are disparaged by people around you, don’t be discouraged, don’t be disappointed, and don’t be sad, because God has His own way and reason how He sees and judges you. Only God knows who you really are.
If God wants and wills,
An office boy in your office could be a CEO in your own company.
God could make nothing to be something, impossible to be possible
He doesn’t care about your age. God blessed Abraham in his very old age.
He doesn’t care about your ability. God chose Moses as Leader of Israelites
He doesn’t care about your experience, He chose David a young shepherd as a King of Israel
He doesn’t care about the gender, He chose an orphan, Esther, as a queen
He doesn’t care about someone who have dark past, Paul had dark past but God chose him.
God doesn’t care about one’s social status. God choose a hated person, corruptor, traitor of the Nation, and sinner. God was choosing Zacchaeus’ house to stay.
How people look you, it doesn’t matter. How God looks you, it does matter.
In the eyes of God,
You are Father’s child
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)
You are the precious and Honor in the God’s sight, and loved by God.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you… (Isaiah 43:4)
You were redeemed by God, belongs to God
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)
You are protected by God
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2)
The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. (Psalm 121:5)
You are no longer a servant, but God’s friend.
I no longer call you servants; Instead, I have called you friends. (John 15:15)
You are set by God
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
God has wonderful plan for you
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(Jeremiah 29:11)
You are who will always get the fulfillment of God’s promise
…not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. (Joshua 23:14)
You are who always get God’s help in the midst of the hard times
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
You are who always receive every of your prayers in the Name of God
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)
You were chosen by God with a special task. Bear fruit!
… But I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit (John 15:16)
After I read my mother’s writing I hug her and said, “Mom, thank you for this important reminder” then she said, “Finally you read it now. Please always keep it in your heart and mind. When people degrade you, doubt your ability, or even maybe assume that you’re nothing, please remember that in the eyes of God you are so special because God created us in a special way. God ended His work with a “personal touch” God formed us from the dust of the earth and gave us live by breathing His own breath. And remember this; we also created in His likeness so we may rule over the other creatures. But don’t ever underestimate people around you for you don’t ever know what God’s plan to those around you. Be good always, my dear princess”
My Dear readers, not only for me, I hope and pray this post could be a reminder and strengthening for all of us. In the eyes of God we’re special. People might don’t like us, maybe we’re worthless in the eyes of human, but in God we’re precious, honored, and loved. Amen
Karina – Living by faith
“You in the Eyes of God” by Rebecca Fong
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