“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (KJV)
Do you ever look in the mirror and wished you were different? Maybe you are too short, or too tall, or too thin, or too heavy, cross eyes just name it. The list never seems to end. Even the super model seems to be preoccupied with the one slight imperfection that nobody else even notices. It seems that most of us, in varying degrees, are not happy with the way we were made.
We wish we were more beautiful, more taller, more intelligent, God does not want you to compare yourself with anyone else because you’re a unique person, in the whole world, there is nobody like you.
For some of us, it might physical dissatisfaction, while for others it might be that we’re not be smart enough, or outgoing enough, or etc. etc. etc. Our society has believed a lie that says we have to look and act a certain way in order to be accepted. Even those who make up the standards of acceptance feel unaccepted deep down in their hearts.
No matter how hard we try to change our outward appearance in order to gain love and acceptance, I am afraid that it will always elude us.
True love and acceptance does not come from changing ourselves to become more loveable, for according to Psalm Chapter 139, we all already loved just the way we are. In verse 14, the psalmist cries out “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” When God created us, He made us exactly the way He planned.
Does God make mistake? The answer is Emphatic NO! You’re not an accident, God specially made you for His pleasure. When He designed you, before you were even in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5, He planned your size, the color of your eyes, the color of your skin, everything about us!
Just as He proclaimed His creation good in Genesis Chapter 1, He proclaims that we were made perfect in His site. When we believe the Hollywood lies that we are not good enough, we are in fact, disagreeing with how God made us. Your Father in heaven does not make junk! You are fearfully and wonderfully made and God’s work in your life is wonderful!
You do not need to conform to somebody else’s image of success (Romans 12:2), but only ask God for ears to hear His delight in your creation.
The next time you look in the mirror, don’t be afraid of what you see, for you were made in the image of God, and He declares that you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
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Blessings to you!
Niyi Amuda ©2014