I AM IMPORTANT TO GOD AND NECESSARY TO MAN
A man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God. I Corinthians 11:7
It is easy to discredit ourselves, indulge in self-criticism, and walk through life thinking we are unimportant. But, we forget one thing – God never makes a mistake. Infinite Mind can only create people with a value to themselves, and to the world. Not one of us is unimportant. The smallest and least-heard instrument of a symphonic orchestra is vitally important at the time it is used. Its music gives meaning and import to the entire ensemble. The universe suffers a sense of incompleteness whenever we indulge in self-condemnation. God made us to be important channels through which His Mind thinks and His Love acts. Each of us has a definite and vital part to play in the whole life and love of this world. A unique and valuable contribution to the good of all seeks to express through us, and as we know this, we become valuable expressions of life.
I am important to God, for His Intelligence created me and works through me, and God never makes a mistake. Otherwise I wouldn’t be here. My present work, environment and contacts are my opportunity to prove my spiritual worth. I rise in the dignity of my Divine Heritage and walk this world as a Son of God. Today, I give love and creative thought to all I meet, and to all with whom I associate. I am a center through which God gives of Himself to His universe, and I know this and appreciate this. I have faith in myself and in my fellowman. I express in unique ways the gift of Life, the power of thought and the holiness of Love. I am important to God and necessary to man.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker