"I am but dust and ashes." Genesis 18:27
Humility is the finest of all virtues and is the source of all admirable character
traits. Yet, if a person considers himself to be utterly insignificant, he may not care about his actions. He may think, "What
is so important about what I do? It makes no difference, so long as I do not harm anyone." Such feelings of insignificance
can cause many problems.
When a person does not feel significant, he either allows impulses to dominate his behavior or falls into inactivity.
At such a time, he must tell himself: "I am specially created by the Creator. He has a mission that only I can achieve, and
He will enable me to accomplish this particular assignment."
A well-known teacher started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who
would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.
He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first,
let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were
up in the air.
Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into
the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"
Still the hands went
into the air.
My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still
wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled,
and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to those who love you.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by who we are! You are special
~ Don't ever forget it.