“Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.” Isaiah 49:1 NIV
As a worship leader one of the biggest questions my heart sought an answer for was, “God do you see me?” I’ve stood on many platforms belting my heart out, pushing forth notes full of vocal flare in an attempt to get heaven’s attention. These weren’t prideful moments of knocking at heaven’s door, I simply needed to know that I mattered to God. No matter the song, for me my heart’s cry was always the same: “God do you hear me? Do you see me? Are you pleased?”
I recently went on a trip to Bethel Church where I become convinced of the fact that I was seen by the God of heaven. It is now an unshakable truth that my soul knows and it has affected me tremendously. You see, it’s important to know in your soul that you are seen and heard by God and that you are recognized as a son or daughter of heaven. Knowing that enables you to flow in unity with your team and slams shut the door of pride. It stops striving in its tracks and makes room for creative expression. When what we offer God comes from a heart that knows it’s seen and loved, then we become free to make room for others to be seen and encounter God.
As you come and go each day, know that you’re accepted for what you have to offer. Know that there is no one else that God is looking for you to be. Believe that no one else carries your sound.
I bless you to receive instruction from the Father’s heart. I bless you to grow in the gifts that God has graciously given you.
Do you understand and know that you are seen by God? If so, spend a few minutes today thanking God that you are a son or daughter who is seen and deeply loved.
If not, take a few minutes, place your hand over your heart and speak this aloud: “God help me to understand my importance to you. Help me to see the truth that I am seen and deeply loved by you and that I don’t need to strive. I break agreements with the lie that I am not heard and that my voice doesn’t matter. Show me how special my sound is to you.” Reflect on what He reveals.