I heard this song on the way to an event this morning and the Spirit of God said, “write” so I pulled into a parking lot and jotted down what I sensed Him speaking to my soul.

Nobody, Casting Crowns

I have heard all my life that I was a nobody. That if I didn’t look a certain way I would never be successful and no one would ever want me if I didn’t look a certain way. My self-esteem has always been very low and I’ve doubted over and over how or why or even if God could really use me.

Then one day I walked in to my Sunday school class, sat down, and the teacher said, “God took a bunch of nobodies, He made them disciples, and they changed the world.”

Talk about a line straight from heaven to the pit of my soul!

It was like I had been stuck with an IV and fresh blood was pulsating through my veins.

Shortly later to confirm what the Lord was teaching me on Whose I am and who I am in Christ He gave me Romans 9:25, “I will call the nobodies and make them somebodies. I will call the unloved and make them beloved.”

I can’t tell you how many women I meet you feel the same way I once did, that there would never be anyone to accept me just as I am, fat, skinny, wrinkly because I was brainwashed to believe otherwise. It took me a long time to fully grasp the power of the Holy Spirit and to see His faithfulness in knowing AND believing He has a plan for my life. But today, because I’ve seen His hand in my life and others, and I believe what scripture says, I know that I know that The Creator of the Universe has taken me, a nobody, and is making me a somebody. NOT because of ANYTHING I can do or a social or economic status or ANYTHING but solely because of grace and purpose can He make a nobody like me a somebody. And my hope and my prayer is that He will continue to use me to change the world, one person at a time.

If you are struggling with self worth and doubting your purpose can I tell you God has a plan for your life.

He loves you with And everlasting love that you will never find anywhere else. He defies what the world says and can take all of your guilt and shame and make you whole.

He loves you.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son . . . for you.