On this the evening of the NBA Draft Lottery, thoughts of being chosen and selected and overlooked and left out come to mind. We all want to be a part and participate in something big and meaningful. But we can’t get there on our own. We all need to be selected.
Think about it: only a small, rare, select few athletes are in the No. 1 Pick Club. And who was the biggest, baddest and best NBA No. 1 pick of them all? That’s fairly debatable. Magic and Kareem and Shaq and Iverson (yes Iverson), and of course LeBron, come to mind.
As for you and me, we need not lament if we were never picked first on the playground to play pickup games, or if even now if we’re not anyone’s favorite. In the eyes of God, we all find grace and favor.
So never no mind what people say. You only need to know what God says about you. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves us. You are the head and not the tail. You are strong in the Lord. You are a child of the King. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and God’s own special selection. You are the light of the world and you are the salt of the earth.
In God’s eyes, first and foremost, you are His greatest love, joy and concern.