Recognizing Your Value
A while back, somebody gave a watch to the ministry. I was out of town on one of our events, and a man came up and
handed me this nice box. I opened it, it was a beautiful watch. It wasn’t supper fancy, but it was attractive, sporty and
of course I thanked him and very grateful. I brought it back, put it in my desk drawer. Couple of months later I opened
the drawer to get something out and there was the watch. I had forgotten about it. I looked at it again; I thought it
cost a couple of hundred dollars. I didn’t notice the name brand, but for some reason I googled it.
When I did, I nearly passed out. The exact watch came up; it was worth over 10000 dollars. It’s from a very famous
prestigious watch maker. It looked to me a lot of other watches that I had seen, that cost several hundred dollars,
but because of the manufacturer this watch was extremely valuable. You could put it side by side and you wouldn’t see
much difference. Looked average, ordinary, people had copied it. There were knock-offs (to produce a cheap copy of someone
else’s product, usually illegally). On the surface it seemed the same, but what gave it its value was who made it. Sometimes
we don’t realize who we are. You may feel average, ordinary like nothing stands out, but because of your maker there’s
something about you that makes you extremely valuable. You are not a copy. You are not a knock-off. You are an
original. The creator of the
universe is your manufacturer.
You can’t get any more prestigious than that. But if you don’t know who you are like I did with the watch, you’ll
discount yourself. They’re gonna, I’m ordinary, nothing much to offer, nothing special about me. You need to google
your manufacturer. You have the finger prints of God all over you.