I think deep down God created all of us with a longing to be special. A longing to be loved, and a longing to belong. Yet whether through our upbringing as a child, the insecurities of our flesh, or even the competitive landscape of the world, I think we can easily convince ourselves there can only be one winner in God’s eyes. Only be one person who God sees and loves. Instead of living in a mentality of abundance, I find myself comparing and competing with others, judging who’s worthy to win first place to gain God’s love.
The reality is that it’s neither my actions nor how I’m measuring up to those around me that determines God’s love for me. His love overflows at a scale I can’t even begin to comprehend. He unconditionally lavishes His love regardless of my past, present, and future. I’m seen and loved no matter what. When I live in that truth, the pressure is off to judge. I’ve got enough to work on as it is.
Lord, please help me live and love securely in the way You see me. May I be slow to judge others, giving that job over to You. Instead, may I be grateful for the mercy You freely give to me every morning.