For many many years, this was the story of my life. Everything I did resulted in failure. I felt like I wasn’t possibly good enough take up space here on earth anymore.
I struggled through High School. Just couldn’t focus on my studies. I was bullied, harassed, and told by teachers that I couldn’t learn. So I took that to heart. I believed everything that people said.
I believed I was dumb. I believed that I couldn’t learn. I even believed that I could never be loved. That people would abandon me.
Those things made life pretty rough. Not only for me, but for everyone around me who loved me. My heart was aching for something to fill it, but I couldn’t imagine what.
Matthew chapter 28 says;
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Now, I was raised in the Church, I just didn’t believe any part of it. So my lifelong problem wasn’t that I was stupid or didn’t have a purpose. It was that I DID have a purpose, I was allowing doubt, anxiety and my own self esteem to stand in the way so I couldn’t see what my real purpose was.
It wasn’t till many many years later, that I finally opened my eyes. Then I could clearly see that there WAS a God who loved me, and he DID have a huge plan for my life. When God places a call on your life, the enemy of our souls will do anything to blind us from seeing the truth.
Let me be real clear here, because sometimes we miss the mark. God calls EVERYONE to him to do his work and be part of his family. That’s why he sent his son as a sacrifice for all mankind. Sometimes people think God only “calls” people into ministry (Like pastors and evangelists.) No, he calls all of us.
Notice in our scripture above, he says “Come to me ALL you who are weary.” See, there it is, he said “ALL.”
That’s you. You are worth it. Yes you. Your life matters. Jesus will take your broken, hurt, messed up life. And he will replace it with his. It’s that simple.
Oh, and it’s free. Already been paid for.
Wanna know more? I would love to share my story with you.
You are worth it.
Till next week,