by Jennifer AlLee
I'm not a big follower of Oprah, but since Wednesday was the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, I thought I should watch it. It was an hour with no surprise guests, no gifts under the seats or cars waiting for people in the parking lot. It was just Oprah, talking to the audience, sharing her heart.
One thing she said that really struck me was about addiction. How no matter what kind of addiction a person has - to drugs, alcohol, shopping, food, cigarettes, sex, etc. - it all boils down to one common thing: a feeling of unworthiness.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
“ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
The same words He said to the prophet Jeremiah are true about each of us. He knew us before He formed us in the womb. The implications of that are astounding. Not only that He knows who we are, but that He formed each and ever one of us. He decided which sperm needed to meet which egg to create exactly the person you are. He designed your genes, your DNA, every tiny detail of your being.
You are worthy.
Still not convinced? Look at the words of David:
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
You are wonderful.
You are worthy. Worthy of love. Worthy of blessing. Worthy of salvation.
You are worthy.
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