Psalm 100:3 (ESV)
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture..
A preschool teacher tells a story how sometimes, when her little students would have a quarrel among themselves, one would inevitably come running to her crying "So and so called me stupid!" The clever teacher would always reply, "Well -- are you stupid?" Without fail, that little red-faced, button-nosed three or four year old would ponder for a moment, shrug back, look up at her and timidly say no. Well, okay then -- so go and play! And just like that, the quarrel was over and playtime would resume as if nothing happened.
We need to take a lesson from those little preschoolers! Our enemy loves to be mean and call us names -- but we must take a moment and remember who we are! We're not stupid -- we're not ugly -- we're not defeated -- we're not useless!
On the contrary! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! We are loved and cared for dearly! We're victorious! We are kings and priests! We have a divine purpose and calling to fulfill today!
Let's not allow anyone to dictate who or what we are! God has already made it very clear who we are -- and we need to memorize what He said and not forget -- especially when the accuser comes our way!
Dear Lord, thank You that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Help us remember that and live a victorious life knowing You made us each special. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.