A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home – Mark 6:4
“Familiarity breeds contempt”. “The Cambridge dictionary explains it this way, that “if you know someone very well you stop respecting them because you have seen all of their bad qualities“
This is what causes frictions in relationship. Jesus Christ experienced it in His home town. The people that knew him intimately, that have lived with him could not recognize the power at work in him. They could not benefit from it either.
Therefore, what you are experiencing is not strange to you. Your closest relationship, and those that know you casually may not see your worth as a being. Your genuineness, love, and virtues, may not be appreciated.
You speak wisdom and truth, speaks justice, peace, fairness, kindness, give wise counsel, and it is overlooked or ignored. It is a natural phenomenon summed up in “Familiarity breeds contempt”
I want you to know:
The unbelief of Jesus’s hometown does not negate or reduce the effect of His grace, love, and power to work wonders in the lives of many others of His days. Mark 6:13Tweet
Likewise you friends, you matter so much in many ways to God, and to all that have had, and will have the honor of being blessed by you. Christ Jesus for example did the ultimate for you.
You are saved by grace! Ephesians 2:8Tweet
You are a sign and a wonder to all! Isaiah 8:18Tweet
You are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden! Matthew 5:14Tweet
You are the head and not the tail! Deuteronomy 28:13Tweet
You are speaking and foreigners cower before you! Psalms 18:43-45Tweet
Your voice heard in the uttermost ! Romans 10:18Tweet
You matter and you are honored so much friends!
This very month, I want you to have that confidence. Meditate on these scriptures, let the Holy Spirit breath on it and give it room to build you up from within! Walk with a swag 🙂
You really do matter and Jesus is counting on you.
Happy New Month Everyone!