“Feelings of worthlessness are probably the biggest roadblock that I am trying to overcome.”
CAN you identify with these feelings? If so, you may wonder, ‘Does Jehovah really care about his worshippers as individuals?’ The answer is yes! We find proof of Jehovah’s personal care in the words of Jesus.—John 6:44.
What did Jesus, who knows the personality and will of Jehovah better than anyone else, say? (Luke 10:22) Jesus explained: “No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him.” So, we cannot become a follower of Christ—and a worshipper of our heavenly Father, Jehovah—unless Jehovah personally draws us. (2Thessalonians 2:13)
What does it mean that Jehovah draws us? Does Jehovah drag us against our will, forcing us to serve him? No. Jehovah gave us free will, so he does not force our heart open. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20) One scholar puts it this way: “There is no handle on the outside of the door of the human heart. It must be opened from within.” Jehovah searches through the billions of hearts in this world, looking for individuals who are inclined toward him. (1Chronicles 28:9)
Jehovah gently attracts, or tugs at, the heart of an individual who is “rightly disposed.” (Acts 13:48) He does so in two ways—through the Bible’s message of good news, which reaches us as individuals, and through his holy spirit that help the individual to grasp and apply Bible truth in his life. (1Corinthians 2:11,12)
“Being a servant of Jehovah is the highest privilege anyone could have”, says a woman. And when Jehovah chose us to be servants of his, then we must be precious to him.
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