It was April 1, 1966. Proud and with great excitement, my dad was calling my grandparents to tell them their firstborn grandchild was born! Instead of rejoicing and congratulations from the other end of the line, my dad heard laughter and my grandfather saying; “Nice try, but I know which day it is today. It’s April fools day, - and you don’t fool me!”
But I was NOT a fool, I was NOT a joke. I was a beautiful little girl, born with a purpose, born for such a time as this, - who had just decided to enter this world a little earlier than expected.
This was just a funny little story, but I’m using it to illustrate something.
Maybe YOU have experienced how people have treated you like a fool, a joke, or put you down, neglected you, belittled you, ignored you, not believed in you etc.? I want to encourage you today, - YOU are NOT a nobody, you are a somebody. Somebody awesome and amazing! You are a beautiful daughter of God, whom He loves and is so proud of. Not because of what you do, but because of who you are. Your daddy God created you in love, special and unique, - with a purpose. He has good plans for you, and He can’t take His eyes and thoughts away from you!
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Psalm 139:13-14, 17-18 NLT
YOU are a beautiful and wonderful Jesus woman, - born with a purpose, born for such a time as this! I encourage you to speak these truths over yourself, because this is WHO you are!