Do you easily discard things? Do you ever feel as though you have been discarded? In America, many things are thrown out without a second thought. We even have a phrase here of, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Some people have even started making a living by going around and collecting items that have been placed by the curb. They see that those items still have value. They will take them to a shop, clean them up and resell them.
There can be lots of good reasons to throw something out. It could truly be trash, or something that no longer fits, or an item that is no longer needed, or wanted. And instead of taking the time to find that item a new home it is simply discarded.
But what if the item no longer wanted is a person? “This isn’t working out. I want a divorce.” It seems these days that relationships are too easily discarded. Instead of staying together and lovingly trying to find the real root of the problem(s) people just give up. I suppose “working” on a marriage is too difficult or time consuming to some. The issue could be this; one partner doesn’t see the value of the other. That’s sad.
Every person has value. Yes, it can be difficult to see at times, but it is there. If you don’t see it then ask God to help you see it. I have a relative who is so hateful and mean to others. I admit I struggle to see their value, but I know it is there. I do know they help out financially a young family, so maybe that is it.
When Jesus Christ walked the face of the earth the religious leaders of that day wanted to discard him. Why? He spoke of love, he introduced God, he healed the sick, and not only taught, but demonstrated a better way to live life. When he grew in popularity they were “afraid” he would run them out of power and control of the masses. So they schemed to discard of him. Of course we know from the Bible that He got the last word. By showing them that even though they did all within their power, God’s power is greater and he arose from the dead three days after they killed him. They failed to see his value, or perhaps didn’t want to.
If you are feeling discarded today know this; you have value. God has placed something inside of you that only you can give away for free in your own unique way. Don’t believe those who have their own issues to overcome who show you hate, and please stop believing the lies of the devil! He will put thoughts in your head that could cause you to discard your own life. Don’t! If there is no one else around who can see your value know that God does, because He loves you and placed inside you a gift, a treasure, a heart of love to give away.
Jesus heard them and answered, “People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts.” Mark 2:17 (GNT)
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