I woke up this morning feeling worthless and useless due to the myriad of setbacks I suffered last year and the few disappointments I have faced this year. I felt like I have achieved nothing with my life so far – a voice in my head kept reminding me of the failures of my past and the inadequacies I am dealing with presently.
I reluctantly got up from the bed, prayed, and went to my church for Sunday Service. The first lady I greeted at the church told me that she has been using my daily affirmation book Whispers of Winners. She thanked me for gifting the book to everyone as a New Year gift.
Her compliment jacked me back to the reality that there is more for my life. During the church service, I started hearing a beautiful voice speaking in my head and I began to write what He was saying to me.
If you are dealing with depression, struggling with suicidal thoughts, or feelings of inadequacy, these words are for you too. Here are some of the things that voice said to me:
You are not worthless
You are not useless,
There is more for your life.
despite all your past mistakes,
you are still a miracle.
You may be bleeding now,
yet, you are still a blessing.
You are not cheap,
don’t let anyone discount you.
You are priceless,
don’t let anyone put a price tag on you.
You are an epic story
that no mortal tongue can tell.
You are matchless work of art
that no merchant can sell.
You are valuable, you are adorable.
The fact that you are broken
does not nullify what God has spoken.
Your mess is loaded with
beautiful and meaningful messages.
Your messy pieces are raw materials
for God’s masterpieces.
There is a great purpose
for your toughest pain.
You may look like a worm now
but there is a wonder inside you.
Keep evolving, keep emerging.
Your current location
is not your final destination,
keep growing, keep going forward.
Don’t give up now,
your best days are ahead of you.
God is not done with you yet.
Silence the echoes of defeat
and despair in your head.
You are a champion.
Don’t be limited by your past losses.
Don’t let the opinion of men define you.
Find your value and validation in the One
who knew you before you were born.
God didn’t create a loser,
you are a winner.
© Adeleke Adeite 2022
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