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If you found your way here by reading my Encouragement for Today devotion, welcome! The rest of you can click here to read it. Be sure to come back!
Yes, you are loved. Just. The. Way. You. Are.
Could you relate to wanting to be chosen? Were there times in your past you too sat with fingers crossed hoping to be picked?
We all thought that if only they’d “Pick me!” then all would be right in the world.
We were wrong.
Even those times when we are chosen, we still might struggle with doubt and wonder. Even rejection from others who were not picked.
In my devotion I used the true examples of wanting to be picked for the team, on the homecoming court in high school and to become engaged at college. Those were all times of pain and longing for me.
But pssssst! You want to know a secret? Just getting all of those things doesn’t make a girl happy and complete.
Later, I would be chosen for a team. The dance team in college. Even picked as captain.
And I would wear the queen’s crown, not of my high school but of my Midwestern Christan college.
And the ring? I finally got the ring at nabbed a husband three weeks after college ended. And ya know what?
All three of those occurrences were laced with some sorrow. And rejection. And “I wish I’d never gotten this” feelings.
Yes, I was picked for the dance team. But, I was also told by the coach that I needed to lose 10 pounds if I was to stay on the squad. I had three weeks to do it.
Yes, I wore the crown. But some of my friendships were never quite the same afterwards. I would have rather kept the friendships.
Yes, I married my college sweetheart. But it hasn’t always been a walk in the park. It too came with a host of struggle and conflict and tears. Oh and a boatload of in-laws. :-) (nuf said!)
And NONE of those things I so desired and final acquired has made me feel secure and loved. Only letting Jesus into my life did that.
Do you know Him? I don’t mean know about Him, but really have a relationship with Him? If not, find out how here.
My prayer is that today you will remember that you are loved and wanted by the God of the universe.
And you are wanted here too! One of you who comments will win the giveaway shown above. It includes:
~ Some P.S. I Love You lotion
~ A bag of Godiva dark chocolate covered almonds
~ A set of note cards
~ A travel mug with a little mirror on it. (So it shows you who God loves–YOU!)
To be entered, leave us a comment with a time when you also secretly whispered, “Pick me! Pick me!”. Then, type “I am Chosen”.
Winner announced Thursday.