1 Peter 2: 9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy
Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church
Craving God: Day 4
I have two sisters and I am in the middle of the three of us. My older sister is 2 years older than me and thus was starting her junior year in high school when I was a freshman. Because she was older and had an established place in the ranks of high school students, I became known as “Lynn’s little sister.” I am not sure any of her friends even knew my name for the first semester of my freshman year!
Lynn, the oldest, was quite popular in school… member of the dance team, well-liked and outgoing. The youngest, Joanie, was 5 years behind me and was the cute, “baby” of the family and could charm anyone and everyone. And there I was, the middle one… introverted and shy and uncomfortable in my own skin. I felt as though there was no special place for me as I was not the favored first child or the cherished last one. I was the unnoticed one in the shadows.
Recently, while I was looking for a particular book on Amazon, I stumbled across a book titled “Two pairs of 6” heels and one comfortable shoe.” This could have been the title of my autobiography! I was the comfortable shoe between two pairs of heels. Oh, how I wanted so much to be noticed and to feel I had significance other than just being the middle girl. I craved recognition for my accomplishments no matter how small or insignificant they were.
Our human nature leads us to want acceptance by our peers… and I have to admit that I, at times, still crave that as well. However, I am learning that I don’t need to do anything heroic or mind-blowing or spectacular to prove my value. My worth is defined by who I am in God. If I take to heart what the verse above says, I am chosen by Him and am part of His royal priesthood. He loves me and has given me significance just as I am.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.