Summary: For the first couple of weeks talked about some different men in Scripture that felt unworthy for the Lord to use them. Among those men were Moses, Jeremiah and Isaiah. For the last couple of weeks we talked about two men who knew with confidence, who t
Title: Who Am I – 5
“You Are Somebody Special to God”
Text: I Peter 2:9
For the first couple of weeks talked about some different men in Scripture that felt unworthy for the Lord to use them. Among those men were Moses, Jeremiah and Isaiah. For the last couple of weeks we talked about two men who knew with confidence, who they were with God on their side. David was a man that knew who he was with God on his side and Paul was a man that knew who he was with Christ inside him. We can be confident that the Lord will be with us no matter what we face in life and know that we have been given all authority over every tactic and evil device of Satan. We are victorious!
We are going to continue with the subject of “Who Am I,” but I believe it is time to discover who the Bible says we are. We have discovered who the Bible said all these men were, but what does the Bible say about me?
Have you ever felt like a failure in life? Have you ever experienced insecurity? Some are insecure about your appearance, your abilities, your personality, your life? Have you ever felt unloved and worthless? Have you ever said the following words: “I am not attractive. I can’t do all the things that person can do. I am not good enough. Nothing good ever happens in my life. I am a failure.”
If your mind is filled with thoughts of worthlessness, shame, embarrassment and low self-esteem, then it is time this morning to get rid of that insecurity. Some may ask; “how do I get rid of insecurity that has been there my whole life?” If you have ever felt that way, you need to listen to the messages for the next few weeks, because the only way that we can get rid of those feelings is by realizing that YOU are God’s most prized-possession! If God had to choose the finest thing that He has ever created – He would choose you! You are somebody special to God.
Those thoughts and feelings surround millions of people around the globe and they are lies from the devil aimed at getting you so down on yourself that you will never experience God’s best for your life. These thoughts try to get you to feel you are just not good enough, so why would God ever want to bless me?” God does not have one child who is not good enough to receive His love.
There are a lot of people who never enjoy victories in their lives because of such low self-esteem. Jesus said that we are to love one another even as we love ourselves. If you don’t like YOU, how are you ever going to like someone else? Low self-esteem is a result of a lack of knowledge. I am absolutely convinced that the reason so many Christians live way below their privileges as a child of God is because they don’t know that they are highly favored of the Lord. My favorite saying is, “I am healthy, wealthy, wise, blessed and highly favored of the Lord.”
So, Pastor, you say I am special, now prove it. I definitely will. Let us look to what the Bible says about you. This message this morning is just the beginning:
YOU ARE CROWNED WITH GLORY AND HONOR
Psalm 8:3-5; ¶ “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”
In this Scripture, the Psalmist is overwhelmed at how marvelous and magnificent God is and with His ability to create the entire Universe. Have you ever just stopped and looked around at God’s creation? Sometimes, when we get home from church the children and I will go outside and just look up into the sky and admire all the stars and moon. I take that opportunity to explain to them how God created all that with His spoken Word. Meditate on that for a moment and just see how awesome God is.
The Psalmist is saying, “Lord, you are so magnificent and creative, why would you have anything to do with man? Why did you create man?” God is trying to get it through our heads in this Scripture that we are His prized possession. In fact, in the mind of God, you are more valuable than the stars, the moon, the heavens, and all His handiwork. When you came out of your mother’s womb, Jesus Christ looks on from above and thinks, man, now he is my prized possession. That is the way that God feels about you!