You and I Are Special

Last night I went and saw Monsters University. I know, laugh all you want, but I’m still a little kid at heart. I thought it was great. In the beginning part of the movie, Mike (can’t spell or say his name) and his classmates made a trip to Monsters Inc. the place that ran their entire world. Mike was shorter than most of his classmates and usually got picked last for everything. Mike was fascinated, as the “scarers” came walking past them. He was trying to see what was going on but because he was so small he couldn’t. As he asked nicely to see what was going on, the other classmates bullied him, saying that “he didn’t belong.” Mike decided to show them and ended up going past the yellow line and into the room to witness one of the scarers at their craft. The “scarer” not knowing that Mike was in there with him, did his thing. As the scarer collected the scream and exited the door, he turned around and saw Mike behind him. At first everybody was worried as Mike came from the room but then the “scarer” said, “Well done, kid.” Jesus is that top scarer in our lives.

How many times do you and me go through this world of super models and talented people and feel lost? I know I do sometimes. I feel like I’m not adequate or strong enough or good enough. And then one day, a man came and told me otherwise. He told me that I was “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). He told me that he had “plans to prosper me and not to harm me” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Jesus wants you to know today that you are special. Even if you can’t hold down a job, even if you are addicted or overcome by sin, Jesus wants you to know that he loves you unconditionally. That means that he loves you even though you may never be the strongest, or best looking, or smartest, He loves you regardless of anything.

If you look around in the Bible, a lot of the people that God used were weak, struggling. He told fisherman and tax collectors to drop what they were doing and follow Him. He rescued prostitutes from shame and condemnation, He called lame people to walk. He died on the cross for the sins of all. If you are homeless today, you are loved. If you are addicted and cast out by family and friends, you belong. If you are confused, turned upside down, hopeless, He has a plan and a purpose for you. If you are in bondage or in slavery, you are free, in the name of Jesus Christ. Even if you don’t even believe God exists, He still loves you.

1 Corinthians 1:27

Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. (www.biblegateway.com)
 
Don’t ever think that God can’t love you because of your body, or your personality, or anything else. That is a big lie that satan is stirring up. satan makes you believe that you are worthless, when Christ calls us “worthy.” We are sons and daughters of the King! Just an encouragement to all those people out there being persecuted for loving Christ in this country and in others.  
 
“It is a clear evidence of God’s righteous<sup class="crossreference" value="(H)”> judgment<sup class="crossreference" value="(I)”> that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,<sup class="crossreference" value="(J)”>  since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us.” (2 Thess.1:5-7)
 
So hold on all you out there that are struggling. One day you will have eternal rest in Christ.
 
Live today as sons and daughters of the King of Kings,
Joseph.

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