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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

The other evening, as my husband and I were sitting on our couch in the family room, he picked up my hand and began to stroke it. His comment was, “I love those beautiful hands.” Sometimes I look in the mirror and think to myself, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” God breathed life into a clump of clay and created a perfectly formed human being. “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” (Gen 1:31 NIV)

There are times that we are not mindful of how precious we are to God. We get lost and caught up in the hustle and bustle of life’s pressures and responsibilities. I am no different than you; at times I do the same! In doing so, we forget our value that God has formed in us. But, no individual is left out of God’s plan for their life. Our true affirmation comes from the One who made us.

It is so easy to see flaws and find fault with ourselves, but God sees us as a beautiful perfect creation. Since the creation of Adam, we literally carry the “breath of God” inside of us. We are not a mistake in God’s mind. Just think, we all have our individual personalities, talents, and abilities. Every person alive has a destiny and purpose designed by God to fulfill. His Word lets us know that in Him we are more than enough to do whatever He has committed for us to complete. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

There are times the people around us may make us feel less than. Others will identify us by our issues, our successes or failures, their perceived value of our outward appearance, the car we drive, the house we live in, our level of education, and the list goes on! But God does not affirm us according to man’s feeble standard. God measures us on the standard of what His Son Jesus did for us on Calvary.

The Bible is full of people who lived out God’s purposes for their lives, from David the anointed warrior to Paul the humble teacher. They used their unique design to glorify the Lord. And so, we can learn from those throughout scripture to inspire us to live better lives for Christ, to use our gifts, our talents, and our skills, to live out our purpose in God, and to share the sweet love of Jesus to our generation.

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, Gods instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you - from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” (1 Peter 2:9-10 The Message Bible)