A couple of days ago my husband was cleaning up and he saw an open pack of weave that I had used. I’ve just finished styling a client’s hair, and he thought the remaining of the weave was trash and needed to be thrown into the garbage. When he asked me if I needed it I told him yes, but then he looked at me again with uncertainty and asked, “Are you sure?” I responded to him and said “yes, I can still use it.” I know that it looked like trash to him, because he did not see any value in it. To add, he had no use for it either. However, I often use the remaining weave on my client’s hair as a filler-in, when they do not bring enough weave for me to complete their hair. Once I’ve finished their hair, I’m compensated and many times I may receive a tip for the extra hair that I provided to my clients. Therefore, when I get paid, EVERYONE in our house benefits from it.
If we are honest, we sometimes do people this way. We throw them away when we don’t see value in them anymore. We get frustrated with them and believe the lie of the enemy, and think the person will always be a drunk, drug abuser, cheater, lesbian, gay, promiscuous, or what ever the sin maybe. But the truth is their sin may not be your sin. Most of us was an “ex” something before we came to Christ. God did not give up on us so we can’t give up on them. The truth is, they are NOT garbage. They are God’s masterpiece and His most precious jewel. People may even wanted to throw you away but God said, “No, I can still use her/him. God said in his word:
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Thought to ponder:
Who have you thrown away or given up on? Did you not see value in them anymore? Did they disappoint you, or hurt you?
Action to take:
Ask God for forgiveness. Also, ask him for wisdom when dealing with people. There are some people that was not authorized to be in your life to begin with. However, there are some people who are. Therefore, ask God to teach you how to long suffer with the people He authorized to be in your life. To add, win them over with the love of Jesus Christ. Jesus says in Jeremiah 31:3 that “Therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.”
Verse of mediation:
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
We are Gods Masterpiece. He has created us a new in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
Prayer to pray:
Lord you are the giver of life. You are love. Forgive me for throwing people away that you have authorized to be in my life. Father give me wisdom on how to love like you, Also help me to value what you value. Heal me from the hurt when others gave up on me and counted me out. Help me to forgive them. Thank you for my healing. In Jesus name I pray amen.