“This area is only for V.I.P.s. You don’t have a wristband. You don’t belong here.”
The words from the 20ish-year-old cut deep. He had the tact of a grisly bear.
“You don’t belong here.”
Yep, another reminder: I’m not good enough.
Will I ever be??
This young man didn’t know me, bless his heart. Scratch that. He knew one thing about me. He knew I didn’t have the special V.I.P. wristband.
He didn’t know his words pierced my heart. He didn’t know what I had been dealing with that very day… feelings of rejection, disappointment, not fitting in anywhere with anyone, uncertainty of the journey I was on, wondering if I was making any sort of difference in this life.
He had no idea.
“You don’t belong here.”
I pray no one has ever said or implied those very words to you.
Even so, have you ever felt that way? Feeling like you’ll never be a V.I.P? Struggling with feelings of being good enough on any given day? Wondering if you’ll ever fit in?
If you have, I believe you’re in good company.
Looking at Psalm 139:13-14, may we let truth sink deep into our souls:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
And also Jeremiah 1:5:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart,” says the Lord.
And even if we’ve been messing up since the day we were born, we’ve not messed up so much that God has turned His back on us. We are His V.I.P.s. No one can take that away from us. No one can take that away from you. You are precious in His sight.
Today we have a choice. We can listen to and believe what others say, we can believe the things we conjure up in our own minds, or we can believe what our Creator says about us.
Friend, you are good enough. You belong. You are a very important person… to God and to the one who is typing these words. You matter.
Please believe these words. They are nothing but complete and total truth. Delight in them today. Go about your day and pass them on.
I shot that 20ish-year old a quick smile that day, after my heart recovered from the blow of his words. If only he could have read my thoughts…
“Oh, how wrong you are, mister. I am a daughter of the King. God’s fingerprints are all over me. I’ll take them over a wristband any day.”
From one V.I.P. to another, be blessed today!
Wednesdays are our days to encourage each other, woman to woman. It blesses me so to hear from you. Please share your encouragement for others, the things God is teaching you, your thoughts, etc., below.