I rejoice and celebrate my life…my life is good!
When is the last time you patted yourself on the back or celebrated who you are? I think for many of us, negative thoughts and doubts about who we are, what we have done, or what we haven’t done, can cloud the image we have of ourselves and hold us back from living out loud and recognizing our distinctive personalities. We may even hide in the shadows and find it hard to step outside of our comfort zone.
But God created only one you…
…precious in His sight, and we do not have to try harder, be better, be perfect, or be anything that we are not. Absolutely no one can take our place! We are worth celebrating because God created each of us as a unique masterpiece, and with each passing day we should we should gain a new appreciation and rejoice for who He made us to be. Celebration is a high form of praise and gratitude to God for the beauty of His creation, and we need to seize the day and believe that God has something special for us to bring new hope, purpose, meaning and direction to our lives.
“I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.” (Psalm 139:14)
Knowing we are original and exclusive should humble us and make us realize how much God loves us. It’s up to each one of us to make time each day to celebrate our many positive characteristics and boundless potential, and remind ourselves how far He has brought us and where He is leading us. We need to rejoice in our triumphs, our development, and our accomplishments. The Lord has us right where we are meant to be and we should never shade the light that comes from our faith and trust in Him.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
The beauty of being able to celebrate and love ourselves is that it enables us to do what we can, with what we have, where we are, and just be enough! We can start with spreading our joyful spirit and smiling as often as we can, live our life with a purpose, utilize our full potential, and rejoice in who God made us to be.
Celebrate all that is in your life. Rejoice in all that is good.