Growing up in my family meant there were four kids always around. Often times my name was CyndyJaimeMattMarcy.
Many people said that we looked alike and could recognize us by family name. Of course, none of us could quite see what other people saw because we saw us each individually. We could see our differences and our uniqueness apart from one another.
My oldest sister loves animals and plants. She has the gift of always spotting the different species and loves talking about them.
My brother is very gifted at fixing and building things, and a magnetic personality.
My youngest sister has a gift of helping people in the field of medicine. She is an ER nurse and great with people.
My gifts and passions fall in the area of teaching. I love when people learn new things and make connections with anything new.
Although we all came from the same set of DNA, we are all very unique.
I look at my brother and sisters and wish I had some their same gifts and talents. But God didn’t create me to be like them. He created me to complement them. He created me to be a member of the family. A unique member of the family.
Although each of us have our own gifts and talents, we can appreciate what each one of us bring to the table. We are all different and unique.
If you have children of your own, you can attest to their differences as soon as they arrive, which probably makes you laugh because you know exactly what I am saying. They are born with their own personalities and their own unique qualities.
What I love about our Creator is He knows what we need. He knows what we can handle and He created us to be that person.
It is easy steer our eyes at the people around us and say, I wish I could be (her or him)…
I want to challenge you today to celebrate the person that God has created you to be. Celebrate the unique qualities that he has given just to you.
This beautiful Psalm reminds us that God was thinking of each one of us individually when He created us and praises Him for His workmanship.
For you created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! Psalm 139:13-17
This psalm does not suggest to us that we are random. In fact, it is clear that the Creator of all had a plan for us. Each of our days, every single one of them, were recorded in His Book.
We can take comfort in knowing God has a plan just for us. How often do we fret and worry about things we cannot control. We fret or worry about not being good enough or worthy of the God that not only created us but created the entire universe. We even fret and worry about our kids and their future.
God, however, does not. He is not worried about how He is going to take care of us. He is not sitting in heaven wondering what is going to happen next.
He had your days written into His story and they were laid out before Him before a single day had passed. He knows you. He designed your most intricate parts.
So right now, search down deep in your soul. Your creator is telling you, you were fearfully and wonderfully made. You were handcrafted to be just you. Praise Him for His creation.
I love handcrafting items. I get great pleasure in creating something that is unique. Something that has my personality and love sewn into each strand. As my hands go across each individual piece, I love it more and more.
You were not made by accident. You were made with the purpose of worship and communion to the Master that handcrafted His masterpiece. His most valued creation.
That is you my friend. God has created you to be uniquely you. As he wove you together, as each strand was put into place, He was loving you with the greatest of love.
You are His most valued creation. You are beautifully, wonderfully, and fearfully made to be YOU!
So go and be YOU because God loves the YOU, He created.