If you are a fan of country music, the name Johnny Cash needs no introduction. About Johnny Cash, a writer points out that at birth Johnny’s parents named him JRC because they couldn’t think of a name for him. You may find it interesting to know that of all Mr. Cash’s seven children, Johnny was the only one without a name.
At birth he was considered a nobody (he was not given due recognition) because all the remaining six siblings of Johnny were all given good and sweet names except him.
I found it very very interesting because Mr. Johnny Cash rose to become one of the world’s most famous country musician, an author, and an actor. Then I remembered Ecclesiastes 10:5-7:
“There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error proceeding from the ruler:
Folly is set in great dignity, while the rich sit in a lowly place.
I have seen servants on horses, while princes walk on the ground like servants.”
Did you read that? Mr. Cash became an all-time great in country music. The same Johnny whose parents couldn’t think of a name for made a name for himself.
You are the apple of God’s eye
We were fearfully and wonderfully designed by God to proclaim His glory; this means that you were not made to bring shame to God’s name. You are never a failure or a nobody. You have the ability to rise beyond what you see now. Man’s failure is born out of a lack of self-determination and purpose.
The devil will always give you a picture of a nobody so you can continuously live like a prince on the ground while servants take your place on the horse.
The Israelites never knew how mighty they were. Even when Moses was in charge, they were constantly afraid of the Egyptians. What happened when they became aware of their worth? They captured and inherited many cities and nations and became the shining light of the world. I mean a nation that was under captivity for so many years became the ruler of the world!
The devil is always aware of your worth and will do all he can to ensure you never regain consciousness. “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we” – Exodus 1:8
Of course, the Israelites were not aware of how afraid the Egyptians were of them which was why they remained slaves for many years and were constantly tormented by their captors.
The devil will always deal shrewdly with you to prevent you from knowing your worth. You are bigger than your wildest imagination, a thousand more than what you are presently, for it is written that we are made a new CREATURE once we accepted Christ.
See yourself as big no matter what
How can you serve God and be barren if He has said be FRUITFUL?
How can you, a child of God, be poor if He says wealth and riches shall not depart from your house?
We are the light of the world, why then are we in darkness? God is not a man that He should lie neither is He a wicked God. He said He has not called you to seek Him in vain and I am sure He will never tempt you with hunger.
How can you tell your creditors about Christ? How can you beg and tell of plenty that abounds in the Kingdom of God? You can’t be barren and expect others to believe your God is a God of possibilities. It is not right. You are more to what you think. A big God will never have tiny children.
Please, always see yourself as big. An elephant will always beget an elephant. Your God is a very big God – so automatically, you are a big child of His.
John Seun strives to encourage people with his articles.