“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman.”
– Max Lucado
Max Lucado Quote Commentary – Take comfort and draw strength from the fact that you’re one of a kind
Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. It truly is. For example, when you feel in control, things seem clear and you are able to make better decisions which result in better finances, better health, better well being, and a better overall life. On the other hand, when you feel and believe that you life is not under your control, you feel stressed, you feel pessimistic, you become envious of other people, you feel small, you feel like you don’t have any real power or direction over your life. Make no mistake about it, your internal beliefs play a major role in your external world. This is why it is crucial that you have the right beliefs. You have to believe in the right things for your external world to become what you want it to become. You have to have the right internal mental images and emotional payoffs for you to live life to the fullest.
Choose your core beliefs carefully
One of the most popular core beliefs that world throws our way relentlessly is that we don’t real matter. We are just another brick in the wall. We are just a statistic. We are just another ant in an otherwise faceless anonymous swarm riding on the back of this beast called Evolution. If you believe this, that you don’t have any real purpose and that you aren’t really all that special, it is too easy to lose heart. It is too easy to get depressed. It would be too easy to think that we don’t really have any control. As a result, it is too easy to understand why so many people to choose to kill themselves. To them, life is meaningless.
Choose your internal mental pictures
This all boils down to what picture of yourself and your life you subscribe to. As mentioned by Max Lucado, God designed you. God made you special. There is only one of you. When you believe this, you start thinking like an heir. You star feeling like a million bucks. A value-driven and purpose-driven mindset is the core of a value-driven and purpose-filled life. You are not an accident to God. You are so precious, He gave everything He had, in the form of his only begotten son Jesus Christ, just to be reconciled with you. If that doesn’t demonstrate your value, nothing ever will.