You are special
'I will praise You, for I am...wonderfully made.' Psalm 139:14 NKJV
Author Sarah Hupp writes: 'Did you know you started out as a single cell, and within that cell was enough DNA to hold the equivalent of 1,000 volumes of coded blueprints? Or that [the DNA in that one cell] determined the colour of your hair and eyes, the shape of your nose, and the size of your ring finger? Did you know nobody else has your fingerprints...the same sparkling eyes...the same laugh ...or looks at things the way you do? You're an original, and it didn't happen by accident. God designed your DNA. He made you the way he wanted you to be. He gave you your voice, your smile, your freckles, your curly hair, all those things that make you who you are. And because God made you, you're special to him and to others...in fact, the world wouldn't be complete without you.'
The psalmist said, 'I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are your works, and that my soul knows very well' (Psalm 139:14 NKJV). Sometimes we focus on our limitations, failings and struggles, and assume we don't measure up. We compare ourselves to others and conclude we're not good enough. But, God created us uniquely, so instead of critiquing and comparing ourselves, let's allow God to show us our real identity. Let's accept who he has made us to be, and embrace the things he has for us to do.
So what now? Write down three things about yourself to thank God for. Praise God that you are unique and wonderfully made.
Soulfood: Job 18-20, Matt 25:1-13, Ps 55:12-23, Pro 8:19-21