Written By: Taylor Horner
How do you define if you are worthy of people’s love and attention? Is it what you wear? How you look? How many friends just liked the new photo you posted? Maybe it’s the amount of stuff in your home or room? Or is it how many times you went to church this week? The amount of times you prayed? The amount of times you opened your Bible?
Let’s get real honest for a second. NONE of the stuff above matters if you are doing it to get the attention and affection of others. You know who wants our love and attention? We all know the answer… God. In everything we do there should be an awareness of God. We should want to go to church, pray, and read our Bible, but we should be doing these things because we want to grow closer to God. That means giving Him our undivided attention and having a moment where we can be selfish, but in a good way. This time with God is just for you and Him – no one else! We need these moments because, through the blood of Jesus, we are now worthy to be in God’s presence and grow in Him. He is worthy to be the one who we seek our love from.
Is it wrong to want attention based on how you look, what you posted, or the amount of stuff you have? I think there is a fine line. It’s okay to have nice stuff and look nice, but we cannot let these things take over our thoughts and measure how worthy we are of love or attention. Stuff doesn’t matter; it doesn’t come with us to heaven! You are not made worthy to people because of what you have or how you look, and if people do make you “worthy” to befriend them because of the outward appearance, they may not be the best examples to have in your life.
So what does make you worthy? God sees you worthy at any time, any moment, of any day to spend time with Him. There are no exceptions. He’s always willing to listen to His child. It doesn’t matter if your outfit is killing it that day or you’re lounging in sweat pants, He is always available.
The next time you are feeling the urge to buy stuff to feel better or are saddened by the amount of “likes” on your post, remember that none of those things make you worthy. What makes you worthy is being the best you can be through God who has washed away your sins and is willing to spend time with you whenever you need. How amazing is that? You are worthy.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16-17
Until next time,