I struggled many of my teenage years thinking that my life didn’t matter. I struggled with thoughts of suicide and wondered if anyone would even care if I wasn’t around anymore. If you’ve dealt with these feelings, you’re not alone. Many people struggle these feelings.
In this devotion, I want to share with you a few reasons why I believe your life matters. Despite what you might be feeling, your life is important, so lets look at why.
God chose you.
Have you ever thought about the fact that God chose you? That means that your life is important. Even when you compare yourself to your friends, and feel like you come up short, God chose you. He went out of His way to choose you. To Him, you’re extremely important!
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. – Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)
God loves you and He chose you to be a part of His family. That means your life matters!
God has something for you to do.
God has a plan for your life. He’s got something special that He wants you to accomplish. You’ve been put on this World for a purpose. God wants to use you to touch the lives of your friends and family with the good news of Jesus. Your life matters because God has a plan for you to do that only you can do.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
God has good plans for your life, so when you feel like your life doesn’t matter, realize that God says it does.
Being a teenager isn’t easy.
Its not easy being a teenager. There’s lots of challenges you face each day that can damage your feeling of worth. However, don’t allow yourself to be lied to and think your life doesn’t matter.
You are important. God puts a value on your life that is beyond description. He loves you more than you can ever comprehend. So when you begin to feel like you don’t matter and want to give up, remind yourself that to God you matter.