You Matter And Your Life Counts

I’ve talked to many people recently who think they are “nothing special” and “their life doesn’t matter much”.  If you are feeling this way I want to be completely honest with you – I could not disagree more!

If you would give me permission, I would like to speak into your life.

Every human being ever conceived was done so with a divine purpose, including you.  You were uniquely woven together with skills, abilities, insights, and a personality that no one else has.  You bring your school, family, business, neighborhood, social circles, and even enemies something completely unique that cannot be replicated.

We live in a world that bullies, marginalizes, makes fun of, and dismisses people as unimportant, stupid or beneath them.  These individuals are small-minded people who simply lack the perspective necessary to see and/or maximize human potential.

Always remember that one person’s character does not determine yours.  In that same sense, if a person does not see the value in you, that is not a measure of your value.  It is a measure of their’s.

I want you to know that if you were not here, you would be deeply missed.  You matter.  You make a difference.  Your life counts. 

Jesus thought you were so valuable that He gave up Heaven for 33 years and died so He could hang out with you for eternity.  If Jesus feels that way about you, that’s good enough for me.

I often feel marginalized and worthless myself.  We’ve all been there.  Hang in there my friends.  You’re going to make it.

And when you do make it, please read this post back to me.  I’ll probably need to be reminded of these truths myself.  Once again, we’ve all been there…and we will be there again.

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

7 Responses to “You Matter And Your Life Counts”

  1. Thanks for the excellent post, Brian. It is a perfect turnaround to those days when you question your self worth. Love the new look of the blog as well. Keep it up!

  2. Very encouraging Brian. Thanks!

  3. Well spoken! I couldn’t have said it better myself! Keep up the great work!

  4. Brian,

    Just when I find myself getting wrapped up by my peers telling me that my ideas are too aggressive and that I’ll never pull them off, I read this timely post that reminds that I was created for such a greater purpose than to be finding my self worth from what my peers think.

    Thanks for being a willing tool in God’s toolbox. I pray that He keeps using you to do good works.


    • Van,

      Thank you for the kind words. I’m really glad the post had a positive impact on you.

      Be aggressive in pulling off your ideas. Just reading your note gets me pumped up! Let’s us know how it turns out.


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