A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 note. In a room full of people he asked, “Who would like this $20 note?” Hands started going up all over the hall.
The speaker said “I am going to give this $20 note to one of you, but before I do, I’m going to do this” and he proceeded to crumple the $20 note up. He then asked, “Who wants it still?” Still all the hands went up in the air again. Well he said, what if I do this? He dropped the money on the floor and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. Then he picked it up again, all crumbled and dirty. “Now” he said, “who still wants this $20 note?” Still all the hands went up in the air again. “My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson today. No matter what I did with the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20”
“The same is true of people. Many times in our lives, we are dropped crumbled, and often we are ground into the dirt by the decisions we make, and the circumstances that come our way. We often feel that we are worthless. But remember, no matter what happens, or will happen, you will never lose your value in God’s eyes.”