You are special

24 March 2019
‘I will praise You, for I am…wonderfully made.’

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.’ Isn’t that amazing to think about? 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.’ But often, we can take a look in the mirror and wish we had been made differently. We think about our limitations, failings, and struggles, and assume that we don’t measure up. We compare ourselves to others and conclude that we’re not good enough. But the truth is that we’re special, important, valuable, and loved. God chose us all. And He loves us, no matter what we’ve done or not done, and no matter how we feel about ourselves. He 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 set for us to do.

 

What Now?

Stand in front of a mirror and find three things about yourself to thank God for. Spend time praising Him because you’re unique, and wonderfully made.

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