“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9 AMP

Many people go through life searching for someone to validate their existence. They think they are not doing enough, handsome enough, pretty enough etc. If you’ve been doing so, please stop. Your opinion does not count in this instance. Only God’s opinion does.

How do you view yourself? Do you judge your worth by your accomplishments, status, talents, looks or possessions? Do you judge your worth by comparing yourself with others?

Perhaps, the right question is “how should you view yourself?” The simple answer is you should view yourself the way God sees you.

The right view of your worth is God’s view. See how our anchor text puts it:

“…you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession…” – 1 Peter 2:9 AMP

Did you see that!? God says you are special! It doesn’t matter the circumstances surrounding you, this is who you are. It does not matter what people may think about you. God sees you differently. You need to accept this!

Don’t hang your head and mop around, you’re a child of God! See how Jesus describes you:

“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.
Matthew 5:14 HCSB

You better believe this and start acting like it. At every opportunity you get, say to yourself:

“I am the light of the world. I am a city set on a hill, God’s special person. I shine bright in every place. When people see me, they see the wonderful deeds of God. When they see me, they see the glory of God.”

Child of God, know this today: you are a light in this world. You cannot be hidden. The world depends on you for light. Don’t you ever look down on yourself.

This is your year of light, don’t shrink from greatness. Like the sun, your impact must be seen and felt by everyone around you. This is God’s destiny for you in Christ Jesus. Embrace it!

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 4:1-11, Acts 4:23-37, Psalms 7, Genesis 18-20.