So many times we see ourselves through the eyes of betrayal, hurt and rejection, we give people permission to evaluate us based on what we’ve done, we give them the power to determine our self-worth and allow their thoughts to make our lives less enjoyable.
The story of the woman with the Alabaster Box fascinated me: The Bible explained as she entered the room overwhelmed with the greatness of her sin, stumbled through tears that blinded her; as she made her way to Jesus, although others could only see the worst in her, whispering who knows what… but Jesus saw the best in her, He saw whole, beautiful, and a worshipper in her.
The Bible continues and says she did not talk but everything she said was heard, with her tears flowing like a river, she washed the Master’s feet and used her hair as a towel and dried them.
In spite of others who was around acting as if they were more special than she is, she poured out her love on Jesus – in spite of the obstacles, she continues to give Jesus what He is worthy of; she kissed His feet. Somewhere deep inside of this woman resided a loyal and devoted love that she did not know was there until she found Jesus.
We all have a “best” in us. Like this woman, Jesus sees a lot of value and glorious things in us. We are more than our past, more than job, more than our financial situation, we are more than what others think about us, and we are more than our failures. No matter what age or stage you are in life, you have a bright future awaiting you.
As a child of God, co-heir with Christ. We have royalty in our veins that qualifies us as a VESSEL of Divine Light that radiates brightness wherever we go. You shine like a firework in the night and you are designed for good works.
Let the light of the Word of God fill your eyes and open them to see truth about you, and where you’re going. Let it bring out the best in you and see yourself as God sees you!