It was February 7, 1964 and the British Invasion began with the arrival of The Beatles at JFK airport in New York City. There were over 25,000 fans there to greet them. What a change began that February and it seems that things have been changing rapidly ever since. I was young and did not understand why the girls swooned so much over these long haired smart aleck Liverpool musicians. Yet, I wished I was as popular as they were. It’s funny how we look for our identity in those who are popular rather than in our own gifts and talents.
The media like a siren call lures us to compare ourselves and live in an imaginary world. Many people feel lost and then say need to find themselves. Looking inside is one way to combat the constant urge to compare but looking to the Word is an even better way. In 1 Samuel 16:7 it says, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” (MSG) Who you are is a gift – a unique gift. You are designed to be a blessing to God and to others so don’t discount your talents or abilities. Don’t compare yourself to others. The invasion that matters is God’s invasion of love into the world. Look into your heart and know that you are treasured by the Creator. You are a blessing to become a blessing.