We live in a day when everyone seems to be chasing BIG numbers.
(We measure by numbers.)
Big numbers seem to say, “This person is important.” or “You need to own that thing that everyone else is buying.”
Big numbers seem to equal a BIG deal.
Bigger equals better—that’s the world’s mantra!
But remember? The Kingdom of God is usually running counter to the world; the way the world thinks; and this I find to be particularly true when it comes to calculating the value of individuals.
Most media sites these days have folks seeking large volumes of “Followers or Friends, with people in hot pursuit of the most, Views or Shares.”
Unfortunately, no matter how many you might get? You’re always going to find some other guy out there, with a “score” that makes yours look like very small potatoes.
Welcome to my world.
I was thinking about this a lot this morning (definitely feeling like small potatoes) when I heard the Holy Spirit whisper softly to me,
“Would you still write, if there was only one person you were actually reaching each day? Would they matter? Would you write to encourage only them?”
Only them? Only one.
I said, “Yes LORD, even if there was only one because I know—every ONE matters to You. You left the ninety-and-nine to go and care for that one lone sheep. I know we all matter to you LORD. Every. single. one. We matter. Every single moment.”
You do matter, you know?
You are the only you God created. You are unique. Special. One of a kind!
Others may treat you as just another number on their score card, or just another “sale” they wanted to tot-up… but you are of so much more value than that.
So if today, you are feeling especially insignificant?
Please remember this:
You are priceless in the eyes of God.
He sees YOU and He has great plans… for YOU.
In His economy? One is a very BIG deal.
(So… you are.)
Who can guess at what “just one” might accomplish in this world?
Like maybe just one little… (previously unknown and unheard of…) Belgium nun—for instance?
How much God cherishes each—one, of us.
There is a world-changer inside of you!
Maybe it time to turn the Infinite One inside of you, loose?
The two of you shall shake the earth.
(Count on it!)