One early morning, my diamond fell out of my wedding ring. As I washed my hands in the bathroom sink, my ring scratched my hand which was how I noticed something was wrong. I was devastated. I woke my husband up crying. “My diamond just went down the drain,” I said. He woke up and calmly said, “We’ll try to find it.” He opened up the pipes under the sink. It was extremely full of horrible mess. Yak! But not only did we have to look at that mess, we wore gloves and dug through it piece by piece very carefully two times. The diamond was not there. After plenty of crying for me, we held hands and prayed. As my husband walked out of the bathroom, he noticed something shining on the carpet by the foot of the bed. Praise be to God! It was my diamond. That diamond is extremely tiny in size. But it’s value is great; not only in money form but what it means. While an expensive diamond can be replaced, nothing about a wedding ring ring is replaceable. It value it too much.
I remember one lady’s ring dropped out of her pocket into the bathroom at the zoo one day. She cried so much. I cried for her even though I didn’t know her. But I had experienced a similar situation although mine was found and hers wasn’t. She was ready to break down the toilet and I was ready to break it with her. Because she had lost her wedding ring. I don’t know what happened for her after that. But I will never forget her devastation. She had lost something very valuable. And even though her husband consoled her, she could not stop crying.
It is amazing how much we are willing to go through to save something that is valuable to us like a wedding ring. Even with rings all over the shops, nothing can replace that particular ring your husband gave you with all his love. Wedding ring diamond is valuable not matter where it falls. People are willing to go through the worse of a mess to retrieve it. And who puts value in a diamond? It was made valuable from the begging and it’s value never changes no matter what mess it falls into. You pick up, wash it and it sparkles again like nothing ever happened to it.
How much more valuable are you than a wedding diamond or a wedding ring? Can you be replaced by the other people around you in this world, by any member of your family, company etc. God made you unique and only one of a kind. No one in this world including twins, is like you. You were also made with so much value that God was willing to send His son to die on the cross for you. No matter what mess you have been in, God washed you up and in His sight, you sparkle again. Whether you believe it or not, you value before God remains the said and nothing you do can change that. The problem is you will never function like God intends for you until you accept you value and claim it and walk in it. Old age can’t take away you value, nor sickness or disability, not what people say about you, nor what position you hold in your job. Especially, never give your enemies the right to define you. And even those who love you one day might change their minds another day. The fear of people paralyze many from seeing themselves from God’s sight. Our value is sole from God! A CEO position does not make a person more valuable than others. A big position gives you ability to do more with life but does not make you more valuable than God already made you. It is important to focus on our God given value and walk in it because, while positions, wealth, what they say etc will change, Your God given value will never change. And that is what matter.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139 NIV).
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."