A diligent nursing student was given a 'pop quiz', one day. She usually had no problems and breezed through the questions, until this particular quiz. The last question read: "What is the name of the woman who cleans the school?"
As the class ended, a student asked the professor if the last question would count toward their grade. "Absolutely," he responded. "In your nursing careers, you will meet many people. All of them are significant and each of them is valuable. They deserve your complete attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say, 'hello'."
The Bible states that each of us are chosen by God and given a purpose. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light... 1 Peter 2:9 That is a purpose given to each of us from God, to give Him praises and to be a light in this dark world.
It is important for us to remember that we are ALL a part of God's family. While we shouldn't compare ourselves to others, we also shouldn't allow feelings of insecurity to rob us of our identity in Christ Jesus. It is important that we see ourselves, as God sees us and then live in obedience to Him.
God knows who we truly are, He loves us and we are ALL important to Him and His kingdom work. Whatever, He has called you to, do it with great care and attention to detail! It is your identity in Jesus.
We are chosen by God for a new life of love. Our garments have been changed and we now need to wear the apparel God has picked out for each of us: compassion, kindness, humility, patience and discipline. We are to be more evenly tempered, content in any situation and able to forgive quickly and completely as Jesus has forgiven each of us. Without question, our basic piece of clothing, that should always be worn is Love, it is wearable for all purposes and we should never be caught without it.
You can better understand your identity in Christ Jesus if you read through the book of Colossians and Psalm 139. In knowing who we are in Christ... we will find it easier to know others.