I recently had the privilege of listening to several business types discussing the state of today's workforce. One observation rang particularly true to these set of ears. 'They will perform to whatever level you say they are.'
And I can't help but wonder what our lives would look like if we lived and loved and worked at the level that God sees us.
For He tells us that we are the apple of His eye. That we are adored. Valued. Delightful. Worth dying for. Worth rising from the dead for. Priceless in His sight. Beloved in His heart.
Maybe we'd show ourselves a bit more grace. Stop believing the endless hissing lies from the enemy and those discouraging words whispered by the abusive naysayers that have littered our pathways. Quit beating ourselves up ... and say a long overdue adios to our sad pity parties, tossing aside the tattered mantle of victimhood that has dragged us down to a crawl.
And set our sights higher. Much higher.
Perhaps we'd begin to embrace the spectacular truth that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Yes, you've seen this video here before. And it's so worth viewing again. Because it's past time to rise up above the mediocrity, my friends. For we're children of the Creator of the universe, the King of kings, the powerful Redeemer. Let's fully embrace who we are in Jesus Christ and rise on eagles' wings and soar high. By His strengthening love and never ending grace.