God Delights in You!
By Jennifer Slattery
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you …” Zephaniah 3:17
Have you ever felt invisible? Wondered if you were to stop doing whatever it is you’re doing day in and day out, if anyone would notice?
When our daughter was young, I stayed home, and I often wondered what would happen if I didn’t make the bed. It was only going to get messy again. What if I left the dishes and the laundry untouched? So many other women were doing such great things! Managing companies, leading teams and ministries, while I spent my time folding towels and wiping snotty noses.
Sometimes the tedium of my day wore me down and left me feeling insignificant and invisible. Yet, no matter where we’re at or what we’re doing, God sees. Scripture assures us that He is attentive to every detail of our lives. More than that, He takes pleasure in us! This elevates every moment and reminds me of my value.
When I compare myself to others or measure my worth based on what I do or don’t do, I’m left feeling defeated. But when I focus on my relationship with Christ, His love and acceptance of me, and His will in every moment, I find joy and fulfillment. Even when sifting through piles of dirty laundry.
The next time you feel stuck in the monotony of life, remember, God’s with you. He sees you. And He absolutely adores you. Let Him, not your role or routine, determine your significance.
Jennifer Slattery is a writer, editor, speaker, and the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries. She writes for Crosswalk, is the author of eight contemporary novels, and helped write Wholly Loved’s Bible study based on the life of Sarai (Gen. 12-23) titled Becoming His Princess. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall outings with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband. Visit her online at jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com.
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