1 Peter 2:9-10
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 
“God’s special possession”–what an amazing reminder of how the Savior sees us! Once we were lost, unsaved, unholy, and nothing special–and yet the Savior saw us, chose us, loved us, redeemed us, and values us!
What an incredible thing, to be the “special possession” of God! 
Identity and self-worth is such a huge topic right now. There are days that I feel awesome, and days that I feel…not so much. If I let my self worth be dictated by my emotions, or the attitude of the clerk at the store, or by the guy driving behind me on the highway, then my worth will be in constant flux. This verse reminds me that my value is not based on my performance, or my emotion, or by those around me. My value doesn’t depend on my fans or my critics. My worth come from the God who loves me and gave His life for me, and who considers me to be His “special possession”.
This week, I need to remember who I am in God’s eyes. 
God, thank you for loving me!
Thank you for valuing me, and seeing worth in me.
Help me to daily let You define my worth, instead of letting it be defined by my emotions or the world around me. 

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