“For it’s by God’s grace that you have been saved. You receive it through faith. It was not our plan or our effort. It is God’s gift, pure and simple. You didn’t earn it, not one of us did, so don’t go around bragging that you must have done something amazing” (Ephesians 2:8-9, The Voice).
You didn’t earn it or deserve it. Neither did I. None of us did.
That also means that if it wasn’t yours to earn, it’s not yours to lose.
The same God who started this very great work in you will be the the one to complete it.
Maybe you feel like you’ve stalled out in the middle of your life and suddenly don’t have a purpose or a plan. God still does.
You may sometimes feel like a mistake or a nobody. Don’t ever let your feelings trump what God has told you (and what He still tells you). While your feelings can and will lie to you (often), God never does.
You still matter to God.
That’s all. I just wanted to remind you of that in case you were feeling like giving up.
Go back to your regularly scheduled lives now.