The words jumped off the page of my Bible, penetrating my heart. It was Titus 2:15, “Let no one disregard you.”
I heard with such authority that I had to look up this word, “disregard.” Dictionary.com offered these words in its definition: leave out, pay no attention to, neglect. Disregard is synonymous with ignore, insult, oversight, and disrespect.
I played with these words in my mind, trying to grasp the message.
Let no one ignore you.
Let no one insult you.
Let no one neglect you.
Let no one leave you out.
Let no one overlook you.
Let no one disrespect you.
It seems Satan has been lying to me for so long, that I believed his insulting words. You’re worthless. Unwanted, undesirable. I glanced over at the book on my end table, Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst. I haven’t read it yet. It’s on my to-do list. Ironically, that’s how I had been feeling as of late. Uninvited. Unwanted. Overlooked. I sense God is trying to tell me something.
“Let no one disregard you.”
I suddenly realized that I might be the “no one” God was speaking to. Satan’s lies have become the words that I speak to myself and of myself. My own voice was the most critical. My own assumptions, the most destructive.
It’s time to search God’s Word to find what he thinks of me! It’s time for truth!
Isaiah 43:4: Because you are precious in my eyes and honored, and I love you.
I am loved.
I John 3:2-3: Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
I am his beloved.
I am his child.
I am pure.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I am his workmanship, created for a purpose!
Galations 4:7: So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.
I am free!
I am God’s child, an heir to his kingdom!
Dear Lord, extinguish the lies I’ve believed and replace them with your truths. Let me be mindful of my thoughts toward myself and others. May I always be mindful of you and your thoughts of me! We love you because you first loved us! Thank you for your kind, gentle voice. We love you!