For you created my inmost being;Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Over the years of my life, there have been many times when I have wished I was somehow different. I wanted to be like other people I saw and who seemed to fit in better than I could. This was especially true when I was younger. But, at times, I still find myself wishing I could be something else. Especially more outgoing.
But these verses express a truth that I have come to believe and find comfort in. God made me. I understand the role of genetics and environment in making me what I am today. But behind all of that, I see God’s guiding hand, shaping and molding me. I am the work of a master craftsman. And all of his works are wonderful. I cannot begin to fathom all of his reasons for making me the way I am. But, like the psalmist, I have come to praise him because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
God made me the way that I am for a reason. And not just me. Each of us has been crafted by God. Rather than wish you were something else, embrace the you that God has created. Seek to discover your place within his kingdom. Like puzzle pieces, each of us has a place. And, as the puzzle is incomplete until each piece is inserted, the body of Christ needs each of us actively engaged to be complete. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. So, find the place where you fit, and get to work.
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