“Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm” (Isaiah 49:15-16 TLB).
You don’t have to prove your worth. God says that you are already extremely valuable. You’ll never be more valuable to God than you are right now. You’ll never be less valuable to God than you are right now.
How valuable are you? Your heavenly Father created you. Jesus died for you. If you are a follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit lives in you.
God doesn’t create anything without purpose or intention. The fact that you’re alive means God loves you and wanted you alive. You’re priceless. You’re a masterpiece.
It’s not what you do that gives you worth but to whom you belong.
God created you, and he loves you. He made you just the way he made you to be. You don’t have to try to be somebody else!
Did you know that God has a tattoo of you? Isaiah 49:15-16 says, “Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm” (TLB).
Are you perfect? Absolutely not. Are you broken? Yes. Are you a sinner? Yes. But are you of infinite value? Yes. And you are deeply loved by God.
“I like listening to you”
Every conversation can be dissected into six elements:
What I said.
What you said.
What I thought I had said.
What I thought you had said.
What you thought I had said.
What you thought you had said.
Most misunderstandings stem from the fact that people are bad at listening. And yet God has made a clear sign in creation. He has given us one mouth, but two ears. It would look really stupid to have to mouths where we have our ears and one ear underneath the nose. God obviously gave this a lot of thought.
Dear dude, please remember this: Your girl quite often only wants to share her sorrows and needs with you without hearing your cool advice. So prick up your ears, listen to her (without your thoughts digressing to the goal of the month), look into her beautiful eyes and give her your full attention. That’s love! This creates trust and a sense of deep acceptance.
Give your spouse fifteen minutes in which your mouth is having a break and your ears are fully open.