Once upon a time there was a girl who wanted to belong. She grew up thinking that if she was perfect, never got into trouble, never gave anyone reason to be angry with her she would be loved.
But she couldn’t keep that up. She was human and of course she made mistakes. Some of them caused her to begin to question who she was and why she was here. She thought about how better the world would be if she wasn’t around but something always stopped her from taking her own life.
She continued to grow up searching for that one thing that would make her feel as if she belonged. She got different jobs, moved to different places always believing that something new was going to make things better-but they never did.
Then one day she found Jesus.
On that day she found the one thing she had been searching for all her life-truly unconditional love. Yes she had the love of her family but she always felt as if she had to be good enough to earn their love. Not because of something they said or did but because she was born into sin.
Jesus showed her that true love requires sacrifice and a change of heart. Ever since then she’s been able to grow in her relationships. She’s been able to see her life as valuable and something to be cherished. She’s been able to give of herself to others but most of all she’s been able to live a life knowing that even if no one else loves her Jesus does.
If any of this sounds familiar to you. If you have been struggling with your identity. If you’ve been wondering about your place in this world. If you’ve been feeling directionless. Then I urge you to give your life to Jesus.
Prayer: Jesus, I recognize that I am a sinner in need of a savior. I know that Your death on the cross was in direct payment of my sins. I ask that You come into my heart and save me right now.