Battlefield Of The Mind, Character Of God, Mental Health

I Once Was Lost But Now I Am Found

Back when I was in elementary school I was always really excited when someone chose me to be on their kickball team. In high school, I was ecstatic when I finally was chose to play on the volleyball team. I am now, thankful, my husband chooses to love me every single day. We all love the feeling of being accepted and that someone wants us.

Did you know God chose YOU?

“For you are a holy people [set apart] to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be a people for His own possession [that is, His very special treasure].”

‭‭DEUTERONOMY‬ ‭7:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Chose:

eklégomai (from 1537 /ek, “out of” and 3004 /légō, “speaking to a conclusion”)

properly, to select (choose) out of, by a highly deliberate choice (i.e. real heart-preference) with a definite outcome (as with the destination of divine selection for salvation).

http://biblehub.com/greek/1586.htm

You were deliberately chosen by God.

The same guy who made the earth with all its beautiful landscape decided he needed one of you too.

To me, I’m just like wow, really? You, the guy who can say “Let there be light!” & there was light, needed me!?!?!?

I feel like the world we live in thinks that we choose him…

That we are higher than God…

Like being a Child of God, in a sense, is a choice…

Which to a certain extent it is, because God gave us free will. He gave us free will to choose to love him, choose to live in his presence and to choose to abide by his will.

Many of you know part of my testimony. Dealing with mental illness and the suicidal thoughts that went with them for most of my life. I look back now and realize that I can now help the lost and broken because of everything I’ve went through. If I would’ve taken my life all every time I wanted to, I wouldn’t have seen the miracles happen before me. I wouldn’t of been able to have been healed and live my life without tormenting thoughts. I wouldn’t have been able to have been healed of the abuse and trauma. I wouldn’t be able to help others who have been through the exact same thing and are in the position I once was is. I realize, even though God doesn’t want his children to hurt, that I would go through everything all over again just to help people know who God truly is. I realize that God chose me. That I am worthy of love, laughter, and joyfulness. I am worth so much more than what the enemy snuck in and told me I was worth. If I committed suicide, I wouldn’t of lived to see my prayers answered to marry Brad. A couple people know, but most of you don’t… When I was lost, I prayed for this man to be my husband. I saw something in him that I was attracted to. Now I know, that it was Christ. If I committed suicide I would’ve never moved to Louisiana and I wouldn’t have my dreams begin to unfold before my eyes.

God chose you because he knows how much this crazy world can benefit from you being in it!

God chose you because he accepts you exactly where you are in life.

God chose you because he loves you.

God chose you because other people need you to help them exactly what you’ve been through or gone through.

God chose you because he sees what amazingly beautiful things you can do!

The list is endless of why God chose you.

It still blows my mind to this day to think that God chose me to be his daughter. God is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I pray that if you haven’t invited God into your life that you do so. He wants to love on you like you’ve never been loved on before. His love is pure. If you do know God I pray that you meditate in the beauty of being his child and chosen by him. It’s truly beautiful when you think about it!

Scripture:

“For you are a holy people [set apart] to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be a people for His own possession [that is, His very special treasure].”

‭‭DEUTERONOMY‬ ‭7:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.”

‭‭JOHN‬ ‭15:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens [outsiders without rights of citizenship], but you are fellow citizens with the saints (God’s people), and are [members] of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the [chief] Cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together, and it continues [to increase] growing into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, set apart, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

‭‭EPHESIANS‬ ‭2:19-22‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Self-Reflection Questions:

What do you think God thinks of you?

What does it mean to you to be chosen by God?

Are your thoughts of yourself as precious as what God thinks of you?

If you have any thoughts of suicide or self-harm please reach out for help. I know what it’s like! I am also free to talk!

1 thought on “I Once Was Lost But Now I Am Found”

  1. This is so beautiful I can relate I never got chosen as a kid until college, lots of it is from the childhood and depression I went thru as a child.

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