Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.
It is human nature to wonder what people think about you. Even if you know people think bad things about you, you probably wouldn't be able to change their minds anyway.
Even Jesus asked His disciples what was the public opinion of Him from the word on the street. "Some said He was John the Baptist; others said Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets" (Matthew 16:14). Then He asked His disciples what was their personal opinion about Him. Peter told Jesus that he personally thought He was the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16). Because of that answer, Jesus rewarded Peter by giving him the keys of the kingdom (Matthew 16:19).
God Thinks About You All the Time
It is hard for you to know exactly what people think about you. That's because they will act and say one thing when they are in your presence, but behind your back, they will say something entirely different.
You don't have to wonder what God thinks about you because it's no secret. You don't have to read far in the Bible to find out that God thinks about you all the time. Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, it is clear that you are always on God's mind as well as in His heart.
You cannot phantom how much God thinks about you. The Bible tells you that God’s thoughts about you are as numerous as the grains of sand on the earth. That number is beyond your comprehension. Know for sure that you are constantly on God's mind.
“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You“ (Psalm 139:17-18).
“Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered” (Psalm 40:5).
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:11-12)
Now that you know that God thinks about you all the time, what does He think?
1. You Are Loved
God loves everyone unconditionally. It doesn't matter where you live, what you drive, or how much money you have in the bank. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less.
- You are loved by God (Galatians 2:20).
- God loves you as a perfect Father (1 John 3:1; Luke 15:20–24).
- God loves you so much He sent His only begotten Son that you might have everlasting life (John 3:16).
- You are so loved by God that nothing will be able to separate you from His love in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39).
- God loves you so much that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
2. You Are Valuable
You are valuable because God created you in His own image (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). God knows His creation. He knows the number of hairs on your head, and before a word is on your tongue He knows it (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:4).
You are more valuable than many sparrows (Matthew 10:31). God has given you dominion over sheep, oxen, and all beasts of the field and birds of the air and fish of the sea (Psalm 8:6–8; Genesis 1:26, 28).
- You are the apple of God's eye (Zechariah 2:8).
- God thinks you are so valuable that He adopted you into His family and wants you to call Him Abba Father (Romans 8:15).
- He thinks so much of you that He never leaves you nor forsakes you (Hebrews 13:5).
3. You Are God's Creation
You were created in God's own image (Genesis 1:27). God created you with a heart to love, a mind to think, hands to work, and feet to walk. Only a loving God would have created you with those special qualities.
“God crowned you with glory and honor as the pinnacle and final act of the six days of creation” (Psalm 8:5; Genesis 1:26).
In God's eyes, you are a brand new creation.
4. You Are God's Representative
God calls you by many names that you are His representative.
- You are a child of light (Ephesians 5:8).
- You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14).
- God has chosen you (Revelation 17:14).
- You are now a saint, a servant, a steward, and a soldier (Romans 1:7; Acts 26:16; 1 Peter 4:10; 2 Timothy 2:3).
- You are a witness and a worker (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 2:10).
- Through Jesus you are victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57).
- You are a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20).
- You are an ambassador for God's Son (2 Corinthians 5:20).