Who told you that you are worthless in the eyes of God? Who convinced you that you cannot meet expectations? Why did you believe them? Were they people who you thought loved you? They might have even tricked themselves into believing they loved you or were helping you, but they are agents for the enemy.
Satan's best workers are those who claim to be 'Christian' and yet love to falsely discriminate in the name of Jesus. They do more damage to the spiritual well-being of our community than anyone else. They act in blatant ways--the baker who refuses to make a cake or they picket with signs that lie and say "God Hates Fags"--and they act in insidious ways, claiming to hate the sin but love the sinner.
It is such an easy trap to fall into--one that the powers of darkness have been honing over time. Judging you in the name of 'helping you.' This makes the devil happy in a variety of ways:
- The one haranguing you is led into sin by judging you--tarnishing their relationship with God
- Driving you away from Christ because you're tricked into believing he does not or could not love you
- Alienating others away from God, because their perception is skewed into believing God is more about judging and less about love
Over time, many people are convinced that they are without value to God, that God does not care about them or love them. Often asking, "if God loved me, why would He _____?" These thoughts and doubts are not from Christ, they are of Satan. Satan relishes seeing you doubt God and your own value; this is how he makes use of you. By tricking you into this mindset, it is easier for him to try to lead you further astray.
It is not in one heinous act that we separate ourselves from an eternity of God, but by a gradual turning away from God. Satan knows it is easier to do this gradually rather than to convince you to go out in a great blaze of evil. Do not succumb to this temptation, know that you bring much of value to the world and you are integral to His plan:
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you--oracle of the LORD--plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. [Jeremiah 29:11 NAB]
Know that you are God's child and that He loves you. Show people an example of Christ's love for others, by the way that you treat people--regardless of their race or religion or socioeconomic status. Rebuke the behavior of so-called Christians when they act in a judgmental way by showing them how it is supposed to be done, not by condemning them. Show love in all things for all people at all times.