Hi there! Glad to see you back. I hope you are enjoying these little tidbits of motivation.
Today I want you to focus on you! Not in a selfish way but in a way that you begin to see yourself the way the Lord sees you. For you are more precious than rubies. Proverbs 31
When I was a teenager in seminary, I remember hearing a story about an old janitor who was just beloved by all the students. And so one day the faculty decided to have him talk to the students. The students were all super excited and anxious to hear what he had to say. As the meeting opened and he was introduced he walked up to the pulpit and had to take a moment. He had his back turned to the students. As he turned around he had tears in his eyes. And then he spoke, “If only you could see what I see!” He explained that for a brief moment as the teens were entering the room, he felt as though the veil had been lifted and he was able to see who they REALLY were. Who God sees. He said, “I felt as though I should kneel down and praise you, for you truly are royalty!”.
I have never forgotten that story. I think it stuck with me to remind me of who I REALLY am. A daughter of God, a child of royal birth.
In this world that is so full of deceit and filthiness. Greed and selfishness. We would do good to take a moment at the beginning of each day to look in the mirror and see ourselves the way He sees us! And if you’re struggling with seeing that person. Open up Proverbs to Chapter 31 and be reminded of your divinity.
The below quote is one that I came across in a talk from October 2000 General Conference. If you’d like to read the whole talk you can find it here.
I hope that today you will find joy in your divinity and peace in knowing that you are a child of God who loves you dearly. Choose to live in joy today.