As I was praying and seeking the Lord on what I was going to write this blog about, I decided I would pull out my guitar and play around. When I went to get my guitar, I looked in the corner of my room where a beat-up box was leaning against the wall. My grandma had gone to a yard sale and picked up a guitar for an extremely low price. She brought it to my house one day and it had been collecting dust in the corner of my room ever since. So I thought that I should probably open up the box and see what this guitar looks like before I give it away, since it’s been sitting untouched for months.
I know that it probably sounds terrible, but I wasn’t expecting much inside the busted-up box! I expected it to be torn-up, to have strings missing, scratches, cracks, you name it! When I grabbed the box and opened it up, I was shocked. Inside there was a pink guitar (with glitter on it!!!!!) that had absolutely no scratches. It looked like it was brand-new, like it had never been touched before. I couldn’t believe it. I pulled the guitar out and ended up playing it for hours.
I thought that the guitar inside the busted-up box had no worth and nothing to give me. There are times when I have felt that way about myself, and I know many other people who could say the same. So many times, I have felt like I was something so insignificant that God couldn’t use me. But God tells those of us who are in Christ something completely different. So here are three things to remember when you start to feel insignificant.
1) You are God’s MASTERPIECE!
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” The dictionary defines a masterpiece as, “a person’s greatest piece of work… anything done with masterly skill.” How incredible is that? We aren’t something God made that just sits in the corner to collect dust. We aren’t a C+ art project. No, we are God’s greatest piece of work! The God who created the heavens and the earth, the God who owns the skies, calls you His masterpiece.
2) Don’t be surprised if the world tells you otherwise
Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He told His disciples, “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.” (John 15:18) The world will try to convince you differently of what God clearly states in His word. Some people will be jealous of you. Some will have prejudices against you. Some will ignore you. Some will flat-out hate you. But here’s what matters most: In God’s eyes, you are precious. In God’s eyes, you are smart. In God’s eyes, you are talented. Your worth to Him is immeasurable! So carry His words with you; they are the only words that have any real power over your life.
3) You are perfectly designed with an incredible purpose
There is a purpose and calling for your life. In Ephesians 2:10, it says that there are good things God planned for us to do long ago. Being a child of God also comes with great responsibility. Be sure to always keep your eyes on Jesus Christ and let the distractions fade away as you are focusing on your calling and purpose in life. When all is said and done, you won’t answer for what so-and-so did to you or what so-and-so said about you. We will answer for who we decided to be, despite what others said. You are a beloved child of the King with a purpose only He can command.
God has an incredible purpose for you and me! Stay in God’s word and remember what He says about you. I encourage you that if you aren’t plugged in to a local church, get plugged in. Being surrounded by a body of believers who encourage me and build me up has been huge in my own personal walk with Christ! When I tapped into who God told me I was and found my identity in Him, true transformation happened in my life.
I wish I had seen that beautiful pink guitar sooner. I wish I would’ve been confident in who God told me I was earlier, just like I wish I had started playing that guitar right when I got it. Be confident in who God says you are, march forward, and take ground for Him!
Brianna is 19 years old and is a Life Development intern at Barefoot Church. She will be the first to tell you that being able to help children learn about Jesus is one of her favorite things in life. Brianna loves Jesus with all of her heart and her love for Him shines through in all that she does! We consider it an incredible honor to have Brianna sharing her heart with us through being a guest writer for 4G1P!
(We also want to give a special shout-out to Kelsey Black for working with Brianna to make this blog the best it could be! We love you!)