Have you ever felt swallowed up in the dailiness of ministry? Sometimes crossing one thing off the list seems to make three more things jump on the list! I know you are working hard as a ministry leader and yet sometimes you may feel as if, in spite of all you do, no one sees you.
The truth, dear sister, is that you are noticed by the One who matters most. So, when you feel invisible or unnoticed, here are three Truths to tell yourself:
Truth #1: I am dearly loved.
Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
I want you to tell yourself the truth in the best possible way — the way that will get through to you and give you reassurance that you’re a somebody who matters. So say it with me right now: “[Your name] is loved!”
Truth #2: I am accepted.
God backs up this truth in His Word: “to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6 NKJV).
Amazing, isn’t it? You are not only accepted in the beloved, you are accepted by the beloved Himself — God. You have value. You have worth. You are visible to Him!
When you accepted Christ, He accepted you. You may sometimes feel rejected, but how you feel is not who you are! You are accepted, acceptable — no exception! So find a mirror right now, look into it, and repeat the following words: “[Your name] is accepted.”
Truth #3: I am complete.
Colossians 2:10 says, “You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (NKJV). When you said “I do” to Christ, you became complete in Him. He gives you Himself completely. We are complete when we are found in Him.
When we have Christ, we have no need for anything more. Now, we can still sometimes feel unfulfilled, but discontentment is a feeling, not a reality you dwell in!
When Jesus died on the cross, His final words were, “It is finished.” And when He said it, He meant it — it is finished, completed. So it’s time to look in the mirror and say that truth to yourself: “[Your name], you are complete!”
The work you do as a ministry leader may sometimes feel like it goes unnoticed. It may seem like others don’t see you and all you do. But, the Lord sees you. The next time the daily duties of ministry weigh heavily, hold tight to 1 Corinthians 15:58, which reads, “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
Question: What truths do you speak to yourself when you feel invisible?