Are you happy with who you are? Is there one thing you’d love to change about your physical self? Admit it – the answer is yes. We all have felt this way at one time or the other. Maybe you’d like to change your height (tall people think they’re too tall, short people would love to have some height); you’d like to change your skin tone (some fairer skinned people would like to be darker like some of their friends and vice versa) and the list goes on and on!!!
You know what, this world would be such a boring place if we all looked and sounded the same or were as talented as the other person; and wouldn’t God be such a boring, unimaginative God? He isn’t though, In Genesis 1 when God created the entire earth and everything in it …that took a lot of imagination. Then He created man. Genesis 1: 26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” and after His creation “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).
Now we know God is not a liar (Numbers 23:19), so if God said His creation was very good, then who are you and I to say any different? The issue is we focus too much on the minor and do not fix our eyes upon the relevant matters.
Ephesians 1: 11-12 (says) “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.”
Ephesians 2: 1-6”it wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.”
God took the time to create each one of us and placed in us different combinations of talents and skills, personalities and temperaments. Don’t go about trying to fit into other peoples’ shoes. You will find that you are more frustrated – because you weren’t created to be like that. Find out who you are in Christ today, and then have the courage to be that person. The world is waiting on the other side of your obedience!
May the God who is able to do all things continue to stand by your side! Amen.