We all have some pet peeves. Some of us can’t stand it when the centerpiece on the table isn’t perfectly centered. Some people get irritated by which direction the opening of the pillow is facing on the bed. Some people cannot bear the sound of someone chewing. Others can’t handle people who are late. No matter who you are…you have a pet peeve. I have a few but I would have to say that my biggest pet peeve is when people think they are unimportant.
Too often we live our lives telling ourselves that we are not good enough…that we are unloved…and that we simply don’t matter. We do this a million different ways. Sometimes we actually say it and other times we are more subtle. We compare ourselves to people on TV or in magazines and, to ourselves, tell ourselves that we are not good enough. We look at the challenges ahead and convince ourselves that we are not capable…so we never try.
There are countless ways that we tell ourselves that we are not good enough…but there is one way we can know that it is all a bunch of lies. Psalm 139:14 says, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” This may be hard for us to believe about ourselves but when we consider that we are created in the image of God…it all makes sense. You see, nothing else in creation gets to attest to being made in the image of God. When God created you….He took His time on you and made you uniquely. In creation the heart of God was poured into the soul of man. You are His craftsmanship…you are His masterpiece…you are His child. And for that very reason…you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Allow me to direct your attention to a skit that will tell you this same message in a very different way.