Hey hey hey.
“God does not want someone like me.”
I used to think so too. I even still sometimes think it’s impossible for a Just and Mighty God to love me; because sometimes, I don’t even like myself.
But time and time again, He tells me He loves me and this isn’t empty promise. He showed it way before I was born when He sent His son to die for me; and He shows me everyday with His tender mercies and unending grace.
Little wonder my favorite name for God in Yoruba is “Agbanilagbatan“, the one who accepts me/takes me completely.
No one else loves me like that.
Yesterday, I remembered who I used to be. In fact, last week, I saw an old journal that I used in Secondary School. I was amazed at how shallow minded I was when I read the things I wrote. Life was all about boys, ‘magas’ and things of no eternal value.
Even then, God wanted me.
I sat there singing and crying after reading that journal and I asked- How can God save someone like me?
I remembered my past and asked again- How can He want someone like me?
But I realized that it was for me, especially for me that He came and I’m never letting go of this Love. Never.
Where are you right now?
What have you done?
Who have you hurt?
You might be deep in sin. Deep deep in self destruction; and you’ve heard about Christ Jesus but told yourself- ‘God does not want someone like me’.
Actually, it was for you Jesus came.
He doesn’t just want you, He loves you purely, receive His love and let Him turn your life around today.
You didn’t read this by mistake.
God wants someone like you.
God loves someone like you.
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Mark 2:16-17 NIV
The Pharisees and their scribes [seeing those with whom He was associating] began murmuring in discontent to His disciples, asking, “Why are you eating and drinking with the tax collectors and sinners [including non-observant Jews]?” And Jesus replied to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but [only] those who are sick. I did not come to call the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to repent], but sinners to repentance [to change their old way of thinking, to turn from sin and to seek God and His righteousness].”
LUKE 5:30-32 AMP
Love and light,
P.S: Maybe one day, I’ll share my whole story. Till then, be encouraged!