You are valuable.

Do you ever feel like you would like to do something to make a difference in this world? Does your life feel mundane or somewhat without purpose? You may be so busy there is no possible time to fit anything extra in your schedule…yet you yearn to feel a sense of significance. This life you are living…regardless of what you are doing right now…or where you have come from…is of extreme significance. You hold so much value and worth in every single thought, action or reaction that you do. No matter how mundane or boring you think your life is…you hold an enormous amount of significance in what you do. It begins with recognizing your own importance. It begins with allowing yourself to accept the confidence that you deserve. As we begin this day, start by praying positive gratitude words to God. We are our own critic…and we need to recognize the power of recognizing God for His blessings. Tell yourself you have a purpose and you are valuable. Even if all you are able to do is sit up in bed and open your eyes…your purpose is valuable. How? Because you are a vessel in God’s honor. You can pray powerful prayers for others…and for our nation. If you are a stay at home mom…you have an enormous job of multi-tasking and preparing so many areas of life…for others. If you work long, difficult hours…you are productive and persevering…and can be a positive influence to others. If you are struggling with emotional or physical issues…you are an overcomer…because every single day…you put one foot in front of the other…and try. We all may have days where we just can’t seem to move forward…and those days are when we need to seek God more. Simply recognizing that we are God’s child, helps us remember that we are a part of His Kingdom. We are valuable. We have purpose, uniqueness, individuality…and worth. No matter where you have been in the past, or where you are right now…you have value. Allow Jesus to guide you into recognizing how much you are loved by Him. Take the time right now…to seek God in prayer. Tell yourself you are important…and then believe it…because you are.

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. PROVERBS 4:20-23

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of Sonship. And by Him we cry, ‘Abba’, Father. The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory. ROMANS 8:15-17

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2017

Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light

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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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