Stick and stones…

 

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

No one has the right to make you feel worthless, not even you…

I’ll admit it; I got hooked on antique road show, it was fun to watch and guess what each artifact was worth but the big surprise was when the appraiser would turn the item over and say “see this mark here?, it was created by so and so which makes it highly sought after” and all at once what was considered a dusty old relic takes on a whole new meaning, It was just an ugly pot or so I thought, but in the hands of an artisan a simple piece of clay can become something of great value.
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Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…
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Oh but they do, some downright sting, others you’re lucky you don’t bleed out…
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I have been labeled many things over the years; some were lies and some truth
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And if I’m to be honest I have to say I’ve had the labeler out myself and made some labels.
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When you begin to believe in the labels you lose sight of your true worth.
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Let me say this again, no one has the right- strike that- no one has the AUTHORITY to make you feel worthless, you included.
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When the Lord created you he proudly placed his mark on you forever declaring to the world that you ARE of great value.
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And I can see it.

1 Timothy 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,