“Mom, I wasn’t invited to the sleepover!” My daughter’s gray eyes shimmered, as tear after tear spilled down her cheeks. We are in the thick of friend drama right now, and as hard as it was to go through as a kid, it’s even harder as a mom. Watching my sweet girl battle with insecurity and wondering why she wasn’t chosen breaks my heart.
As I listened and processed through the situation with her, a resolution crystallized in my heart: I will be the voice of truth in her life. When the fickle winds of friends’ opinions threaten to overwhelm her, I will be her anchor—set firmly in God’s Truth.
And the best way I can do that? By believing the Truth, myself. While my days of playground drama are long gone, I still struggle with insecurity, too. I still long to be included. It still hurts when I’m not.
Today’s verse is a powerful reminder that when the world overlooks you, God never does. In fact, before He made the world, God loved you and chose you. You, with all your quirks and imperfections. You, with your passions and talents and flair! God chose you to be known, to be loved, and to be saved by Him.
When we internalize this truth—believing it to our core—the very way we live our lives will be transformed. And that transformation will impact our children! Mama, let’s show them what it looks like to live as chosen and beloved children of the Most High God! Let’s ground ourselves in the miraculous truth that in His eyes, we are holy and without fault. And when the world neglects to invite them, let’s remind them, they are chosen.
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