Monday, 12 December 2011

You've got a place in this world.

Hey you!
The one hiding in the corner,
wondering if you're seen,
hoping you're heard.

You are.

You matter.
You have something to give.
Something good and right and beautiful and true.
And God sees it.

Sees you.

Right where you are.
He invites you to the centre of the floor,
to His waiting arms, to His unfolding plans.
We need you. Just as you are.
And we can't wait to see even more of the ways,
He's going to use you to light up the room and the hearts of all who are in it.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I read a poem earlier today entitled "Just think". I have no idea who wrote it but as i was reading it, taking in each of its statements, each of its promises, I was reminded and captivated by the knowledge that this IS truth. God designed, created, loves and has perfect plans for each and every one of us.
The poem reads:

"Just think,
you’re here not by chance,
but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else—you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.
He has allowed you to be here at this time in history,
 to fulfill His special purpose for this generation."

The world only gets one YOU!...

You with your gifts.
You with your smile.
You with those things you do.
So take your place,
take your chances,
take this moment to know...
You've got something to offer.
Something good and right and true.
Something God-given,
Heart-of-Heaven created.
And the rest of us need it, need you.
You may think it's no big deal.
Anyone could be that way.
Anyone could do it.
Not true.
There's just one irreplaceable you.

"For we are chosen by God and precious to Him." 1 Peter 2:4