Some people will understand what I am about to say while others will not.
Although you have wonderful gifts and talents, there is more to you than what you can do for others. You are loved for you, not for your performance. If you don’t sing another note, you are loved. If we don’t always agree, you are loved. If you don’t score another touchdown, you are loved. If you don’t solve another problem for a family member, you are loved. If no one “likes” that funny thing you posted on FB/IG/Twitter/Vine, etc, you are still loved. If we no longer attend the same church, you are loved. If you don’t sacrifice another thing so someone else can get a leg up in life, YOU…ARE….LOVED.
Let that sink in.
You are valued. You are loved.
Let me expand that a bit.
1 John 4:9-11
New Living Translation (NLT)
9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
Before we could do anything for God, before we could perform in any way, He placed value in our existence by giving the ultimate sacrifice.
So no, your parents may not be able to identify your worth.
Your coworkers or boss may not be able to identify your worth.
Your competitors may choose to ignore your worth.
The rejection letter doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of a great opportunity. It just means there is another opportunity better suited for you.
What you bring to the table in this world is a blessing to those of us who know you. But you are worth so much more than that.