Who you are is so much more than what you look like or the image you project. Your value, your significance, your importance and impact are so much more than you can measure in likes or follows or number of friends. You are already a VIP! You make an extraordinary difference in the world just by being who God created you to be, embracing what makes you uniquely you, and leaning into your calling. Whether you realize it, your influence is deeply felt in your home, your school or workplace, your church, and your community. Online and in real life, you set an example. Everyone you interact with on a daily basis can be blessed, encouraged, challenged, comforted, or inspired … touched by the God who lives and works in and through you. 

Be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]. II Peter 1:10 AMP 

What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way. I Peter 3:3–5 THE MESSAGE 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV 

An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous]...her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls. Proverbs 31:10 AMP 

Thank You for the ways You are already using me. Help me to stay focused on what really matters in this life and to make the most of every opportunity You give me 

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Hope & Encouragementa devotional journal now available on DaySpring.com. Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.