Your Title Isn’t You

by | Jun 23, 2014 | Encouragement, Love Others, personal journey

Does what I’m doing right now really matter to anyone?

Does this life of mine matter?

Do I matter?

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who has asked such questions… even if they weren’t spoken, but silently asked from within.

I know better. Really. Through studying His Word, I know what God says about, and how He looks upon His own. But knowing, and accepting these truths, are two different things.

Especially when it seems my roles in life are drastically changing.

  • I’ve gone from being someone in the spotlight to now someone hanging out more often in the shadows.
  • I am needed less by my children as they mature into young adults.
  • I was a supervisor of a local mission, and now my area of supervision is our home.
  • For years I ministered to the homeless and poor, and now my ministry is through my laptop and behind a microphone.

Please don’t get me wrong here. I’m not complaining, nor saying any of these are bad. I trust God knows what He’s doing with my life, even when the changes don’t make sense to me. I know His plan for my life is perfect.

But still, I sometimes wonder.

During our vacation last week, God affirmed me through His Word. He reminded me…

Just because my earthly titles may be changing, my importance in His eyes have not.

I was directed to Jeremiah 1:5…

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart,” says the Lord.

A calming swept over me… I am set apart. And so are you.

It’s quite possible you need this today as much as I do. I don’t know your situation, but God does. I may not know your story, but God does.

Your title here on earth may be changing. But your title in God’s family isn’t. You are His. You are worthy. You matter. You are set apart for Him.

Your title does not determine who you are.

Your title does not determine who you are.

How others may perceive you is unimportant. Other’s opinions of you carry no weight. Only God’s opinion matters. And from what I’ve read, those who belong to Him are the apple of His eye.

You and me.

A title is just a name. A description. A label. It’s not a person. It’s not you. It’s not me.

May we guard our hearts in believing we are only as good as our title says we are. Our worth is found in Who we belong to. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Friend, you, your life and what you do matter. I’m lifting in prayer today anyone who may be questioning that. May God reaffirm who you are in Him!

You and I matter to the One Who matters most!

You and I matter to the One Who matters most!


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  1. Wanda

    Hi Julie,

    Found your blog via Blogs by Christian Women. Your words are ones I think many of us can relate. We can give our too much weight in our lives.

    • Julie

      Hi Wanda! Yes, we most certainly can. Thank you for visiting today! I see you tagged my post in one of yours. Can’t wait to stop over to your place. It’s good to meet new friends on this journey! Wishing you a beautiful Friday!



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