Greetings New Life Nation!
Albert Einstein was quoting in saying, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” These are certainly great words to all of humanity. But, it should mean even more to all of us who believers in Christ. Why? Because God has placed us into the category of being“Priceless!” The Word of God speaks to us in Isaiah 43:4 when it states, “You are PRICELESS to me. I love you and honor you. So, I will trade other people for you. I will give up other nations to save your lives.” News Flash Church Family…..it should be crystal clear by these words that God has an intense love for us and has placed great value into His wonderful creation!
In this text, God was willing to give up the lands of Egypt, Cush and Seba as a ransom for Israel so that the other countries would know the worth of His people. These (3) nations symbolize Israel’s great worth as well as all people who claim Christ as their Lord and Savior. God inspired the Prophet Isaiah to share these words not only with the Children of Israel, but to ensure that for the span of eternity all who believe in the name of Jesus Christ will be among the “Chosen People” whom He regards as a precious and priceless people.
So, the next time you become depressed, disenchanted, disturbed and distraught, please remember that God loves you and believes that you are precious and priceless to Him. Don’t allow anyone, or anything to ever place you in a position to make you feel “less than” or to marginalize you. So, what, that your boss didn’t promote you. It has nothing to do with your value. So, what, the people around you don’t recognize your talents and your giftedness! The truth is they can’t handle the anointing that God has placed on your life. Brothers and Sisters, you are part of the perfect craftsmanship and creation of the ALMIGHTY GOD! So, it doesn’t matter whether man acknowledges your worth or minimizes your value. Your self-esteem and assurance should not come from man, but it should derive from God. Man didn’t give us value and man cannot take it away. Remember, we are a “PRECIOUS and PRICELESS PEOPLE,” and no devil in hell can take that away from us. Now, think on things….
Yours in Christ,
“IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,