Phrases such as “I’m just a nobody,” “I’m just a stay home mum,” “I’m just an employee here,” “I’m just a retiree now,” “I’m just a student,” are among the ones I hear often. There is nothing wrong in being humble and I have to say most of us usually have the right motive as we refrain from being boastful.
The motive is commendable but these words do shape our own self-image in a longer run. Take an example, if you were to repeat these words twice a week, that will make you professing these words 104 times a year. It is a very gradual way to instill a low self-esteem image unto yourself.
God clearly sees us more than what we profess of ourselves. He calls you “Mighty valiant warrior (Judges 6:12),” He sees you as a “Princess with clothing woven from gold (Psalm 45:13),” and you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). You are not just a number in the vast population of this world nor you are just a face in a crowd. You are one person whom Jesus loves the most. He is the Almighty God who is able to love each one of us differently and personally. Each of us is God’s workmanships; created in the image of Christ so what would you say next time? I will start mine and say, “I’m just the blessed one.”
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
- Irene Soon