A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding u a $20 bill. in the room of 200 people he asked “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up.
He said, “I’m going to give this bill to one of you, but first let me do this.” He crumbled up the $20 bill. Then he asked. “What if i do this?” He dropped it onto the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went up in the air.
You see friends, a valuable lesson has been learned here. No matter what he did to the money, people still wanted it because it did not decrease it’s value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumbled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and circumstances that come our way. We feel at times as though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or what will happen you will never lose your value. dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are priceless to God as one whom He truly loves. He created you in His image, He loves you with an everlasting love.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do but by who we are. You are special to God. Don’t ever forget it. God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you through His Son Jesus The Christ.
Count your blessings not your problems. Remember, if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Good will either lighten your load or strengthen your back.
–Pastor Ward Clinton