There is little more painful than the sting of not getting picked to be on a team. As you get older it is replaced by the feeling of not getting the job, not getting the call back, not getting to be in a relationship you thought you needed.
Not being chosen. It is easy for that fear to catch root in your life and influence the direction of your energy. It can become like aninvisible sign you wear on your neck: unwanted, unworthy, not chosen. It is a lie.
As you begin this week, I want to remind you that you are loved and have been already chosen by God.
“Meanwhile, we’ve got our hands full continually thanking God for you, our good friends—so loved by God!
God picked you out as his from the very start. Think of it: included in God’s original plan of salvation by the bond of faith in the living truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 MSG
Chosen to be His. Embraced and pursued, loved and cherished by the Father of all creation.
Let the lie of “not getting picked” also known as “no one will ever love me” fall at the feet of cross where it belongs.
Let Jesus to show you today how to live in the truth of cross: you are worth great sacrifice and chosen to be His.
The bond of faith bought with the blood of Jesus Christ pursues you through a living relationship with him.
It is relationship initiated by God and made possible by God that teaches you how to live in the truth that you are loved and you are chosen.