"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Friday, August 24, 2012

Disillusionment


"Disillusionment means the illusion is over and you are closer to the truth."  --Richard Cohen


What you are supposed to be looking at in this photo is that small black mark on the bottom edge near the spine of that book lying on the top of my desk.  It's a mark that identifies the book as a "remainder", meaning the book did not sell well enough to keep the extra stock on hand.  These books are marked so that can't be returned to a bookseller for a full-price refund.   Stores like Ollie's and used book stores purchase them in bulk from the publisher and sell them at a discount.

Have you ever felt like a "remainder"?  That you are no longer sought out?  That you're no longer worth "full price" because of it?  

This is when many of us become disillusioned with life, but as Richard Cohen reminds us, "Disillusionment means the illusion is over and you are closer to the truth."  And just what IS that truth, you may ask?

That our worth is not based on what others think of us or even how they treat us.  It never was and never should have been.

God has told us in his Word and by His Word--Jesus--that we are worthy to become sons and daughters of God.  We are precious in His sight.  That He sees us night and day.  We are never out of His thoughts.  Let this be the truth that is revealed to you through your disillusionment.

Father, thank for the Truth.  For the love that always wins out.


Take action:  Read the scripture (John 1:1-14) in the above link then spend the rest of the music being quiet and asking God to reveal your worth to you, based on His love for you.

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