How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.I awake, and I am still with you.
It’s amazing that we spend so much time caring about what people think! Some of us dress a certain way to gain the approval of others. Some of us live our lives in order to please others – family members, friends, etc. There are even some of us who like certain people or dislike others just because someone else thinks we should/shouldn’t. Just amazing!
However, at the end of the day we should understand that we only have to please an audience of ONE! Think for a minute with me about God’s thoughts: He thought of the heavens and earth and all within it – spoke it and it was so! He thought about man and how to piece together each intricate part of the human body – spoke it and it was so! He thought about YOU so intimately that out of the innumerable people that are living or have walked this earth, YOU are different – no one has the exact genetic makeup nor fingerprints that you have! Everything we see, touch and feel has existed in His mind before it took shape, colour, texture, smell, taste, etc.
His thoughts toward you are precious (v.17)! He has crafted everything about you and has architected a purpose and a plan just for YOU (Jer. 29:11). And what He has said concerning you will not fade away, it will stand forever! He isn’t like that friend that says one thing and then does another! Mark 13:31 says that heaven and earth will fade but His Word will never pass away! His thoughts toward us are unique and tailor-made making them valuable – more valuable than anyone else’s! More valuable than the people you are dressing for, or the people you are trying to impress, or the people who you allow to have such a hold on your life!
His thoughts toward you are GI-NORMOUS – they cannot be measured! He never sleeps and He never slumbers yet He always has YOU in mind – with each brand new day – each sunrise, each sunset, each season, each second, minute, hour- His thoughts are geared toward YOU!
So, the very next time you are concerned about what others think about you…remember whose thoughts concern YOU – and then remember that you only need please Him – an audience of ONE!
c/ Candie A. Price