If you really knew me, you probably wouldn’t like me. Yes, I’ve really thought that. Self-doubt plagues me and encourages me to keep to myself, quietly shuttering all thoughts so you won’t think I’m incompetent. Or hypocritical. Or ridiculous.

If you have trouble valuing yourself, your thoughts, or your words, perhaps you need to digest these words from Proverbs 31 author Glynnis Whitwer:

What you think disqualifies you is exactly what God is going to use to change someone else’s life.

Think about it for a moment. When you read devotions, whether the author is famous like Beth Moore or largely unknown like me, it’s those moments of insecurity or failure to which we are most drawn. It’s in the moments of I don’t want to to which we most relate. It’s in the moments of questioning God’s directions that we most say, “I’ve been there too.”

White Paint - Baby Blue Background. PaintingAnd yet it’s in our own moments of failure, delayed obedience, and doubt that we most want to hide from others. Beth Moore’s failure doesn’t diminish her value in our eyes because we know that she continues to strive for excellence in serving God.

Allow yourself the same grace: as long as you continue to seek God, your value will not diminish in anyone’s eyes either. In fact, it could be the very thing that God uses to draw someone to Christ.

What do you think of that?


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