Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are, like the things you like and have passion for the things you have passion for? God is so awesome!
Ephesians Chapter 2 verse 10 says we are God’s masterpiece. Some other translations say we are His work of art, we are His workmanship. Translated, this means He put in thought and effort in creating us. We are not an error of nature or an accident. God actually created us individually and uniquely, He gathered our components together and put His breath in us.
Consider these verses of scripture:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. Psalms 139:13-14
I have always wondered how each individual can be different and unique even when born from the same parents. It is amazing how even identical twins can be different when they look exactly alike. What an awesome work God has done!
We are fearfully and wonderfully made. God paid attention when He was making us, deciding what gifts to put in us, what ‘goodworks’ we were to do, what life we were to live. He planned out everything about our lives, ever before we were born.
When we were children and knew nothing of life, we had desires about what we wanted to be. We had likes and dislikes. Some of us were so focused that we did not flounder when it came making decisions about course of study and profession. Why? It was innate. God put it there already. We just needed to discover it, and some were better at this discovery than others.
In some cases, the environment we grew up in changed some things. Parents allowed some things and disallowed others. Sometimes situations outside of our control decided our journey. Life happened. Regardless of what our story is, it is never too late to become who we were meant to be. As long as we have life, we can still make the effort to come into the fullness of what we know we were meant to be.
It is up to us to make use of this uniqueness, by realizing that we are not supposed to be like everybody else. The easiest thing you can do is be yourself. But it can be difficult when you’re surrounded by people who think you should be like them, or be in a certain way. The world is full of people, about seven billion of them, and each one is one of a kind. There is nobody else exactly like me in all the world. Yes, I share interests and likes with many people. I share experiences, ideas, opinions and passions with many who are of like mind, but no one is exactly like me.
I am custom made by God, unique and special. And so are you. So, enjoy your uniqueness and make the best of it. Don’t be discouraged by naysayers. Come into your own and be confident and comfortable with your self. God made you and He loves the finished product.
Are you discouraged by how your life has been so far? Do you regret the past when you did not follow the norm and things have turned out differently? Let the past remain in the past. Today, you can start over, with better knowledge and experience. It’s never too late to become who you were meant to be. Brace up and own your life. Find out the things that make you ‘you’ and let them make you shine. This is you, under new management!
We are made for good works, uniquely designed and planned for the unique person that we are. It is time to stop copying others and living lives that are not genuine and original. Let the original you come out, to do the original things that God made you for.
Be encouraged. You can do it, because the One who made you has put everything you need inside of you. Ask Him for the instructions and tips you require, and He will speak to you. When you follow them, and discover the real you, your joy will escalate and you will relax, free from all the ‘forced activities’. You will now live your true life indeed.
God bless you!