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They Treated Me Differently

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalm 139:14 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.When I was a kid, I had learning difficulties.

The worst part was the other kids knew it and called me stupid. I thought as I got older, things would change. Adults are grownups, right? Unfortunately, things did not change as much as I had hoped. It hurts just as much when adults who have a higher intellect talk down to me. I can always tell by their tone of voice and disregard for my thoughts and ideas. Having others treat me as if I am dumb hurts.

I know I’m not the smartest person in the world, and I don’t always think through my thoughts before I speak. Yet, because of how people have treated me, I have never thought highly of myself. People's words and actions have often made me feel worthless.

Nonetheless, I know God had a purpose in mind for creating me. Maybe the reason I experienced hurt was so I could reach other people who feel the same. If you can relate, remember someone named Jesus does not think you are worthless. I had enough worth in His eyes that He shed His blood on the cross for my sins so I could spend eternity with Him. I don’t have to be intellectually smart to enter heaven.  

Don’t let others define your worth. Let Jesus define you because He came to seek and save the lost. He made you in an amazing and wonderful way because you have value in God’s eyes.

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.