Last week I posted something on facebook and yelled to my husband, “my status just got 500 likes!” I was shocked that something like a short little thought would get so much attention. That day I posted another one and through the day I kept checking to see how many “likes” it was getting. Then God gently nudged my heart, “YOUR WORTH IS NOT FROM MAN.”
What? Where did that come from? Sometimes I wonder if things pop in my mind are coming from me or God, but this time I knew God was reminding me that I started to become more consumed with my interest or popularity on my status then how much God LOVES and VALUES me.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
I started reflecting back at the times my heart feels “insecure” or I feel lonely and I wonder if often times it’s because I put my value in the internet. Counting my likes, comments, and friends on face book can be exciting but also can be depressing. Why should I value and care about the number or concern people on face book have about my life? I have a hero, JESUS, who chose to DIE for me and who is ALIVE today nudging me closer to HIM. The reality is I can’t see or touch Jesus, he isn’t tangible, but neither are the 200 people “liking” my status. Each day I have to make the decision to open my Bible and see myself through God’s eyes. Living my life and basing my feelings on what people think of me or don’t think of me always causes me to second guess myself. But when I open up the Word and read love letters from Jesus my heart feels Peace and contentment. HE created me so why not see myself through the eyes who beautifully designed me?
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.” Psalm 139:13-15
Doesn’t that make your heart feel SO LOVED? Face book can be a distraction and cause you to value yourself based on the popularity you have. It’s like high school for adults, it’s another way we measure our awesome. What if we measured our AWESOME through the eyes of the ONE who died and rescued us? So instead of posting and waiting, pick up your BIBLE and let GOD remind you that YOU are valued enough to DIE and LIVE for! You are fearfully and wonderfully made for HIS Purpose, so do not let anything or anyone distract you from living it.