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
knocks-off (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.