"For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will-" (Ephesians 1:4,5)
How often, we compare ourselves to others, or view something in a completely negative light. How often we complain about others, or about ourselves. How does God view us? He calls us "chosen" and "adopted as His sons/daughters"! We are His heirs. We are chosen. We are His children. He loves us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His Son for our sins. Yes, we are sinners, but we are sinners saved by grace. As Timothy Keller says (which our Pastor often quotes), "we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope"!