I was driving out-of-town this past week a couple of hours from home and pulled up to a stop light when I saw a sign posted that read, “You Are Valued”. How awesome is that?! Cause sometimes we need a reminder, don’t we? I know I’ve been needing a little reminding lately and I was immediately thankful for whoever pounded that sign in the ground to remind me in the midst of a cold, foggy, quiet commute.
I want to remind you today. In case you are doubting it or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve heard it and even longer since you’ve felt it. YOU are valued!
You are valued NOT because of what you did or didn’t do, NOT because of your status or your label, NOT because of how many likes you got on that Facebook post or followers you have on Instagram. NOT because of how accomplished and driven you are. NOT even because of all the good you do.
You my friend are valued because you are YOU! You with all your imperfections, You with your mess-ups. You with your weakness. You when you got it wrong. You when you could’ve done better. Your value isn’t in your doing or saying, it’s in your just being.
YOU are simply valued because you are unique, there is no one else just like you. YOU are of great worth because the One that made you finds you priceless. YOU are dear and there has never been a day when you were not fully known and completely loved.
Next time you start to doubt the truth hopefully you’ll run across a beautiful sign like I did OR else you can ask me and I’ll remind you of this never-changing truth. YOU are seen. YOU are loved. You are valued.