‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ – Ephesians 2:10 [NIV]
You are Gods Handiwork. You are his beautiful creation.
A lot of time we approach our days as if we weren’t Gods creation. What I mean by that is, we look at the wonderful sunrises and sunsets, the incredible scenery and animals around us, proclaiming how beautiful Gods creation is, but then completely look down on ourselves. Which doesn’t makes sense because, we’re Gods creation and we think his creation is beautiful? Right??
The truth is that Gods creation is amazing. Another truth is that YOU are Gods creation and… YOU are amazing. God made you with his own hands. He thinks of you as his masterpiece. To Him you are irreplaceable. You are priceless. There’s no other thing that God created that is like you. You were created uniquely in His image and by His design. You see, the thing about Gods image and Gods design is that there’s no fault in it, to Him it’s perfect and just how it was meant to be. You may look at yourself and pick out all these ‘flaws’ and all the things that wish weren’t there. You might be able to sit and create a list including everything you dislike about yourself. But, here’s the thing…everything you would write on that list, every ‘flaw’ you would pick out, all those things you look at in disapproval and wish weren’t there… Jesus looks at it in awe. He looks at you just as you are… and says… “WOW… that is my child.. that is my beautiful creation”.
There is only one of you and only ever will be one of you. You are unique which makes you even more amazing and even more precious. The amazing thing about that, about you… about us all, is that, with our unique looks, comes a unique personality and unique plan and purpose for our lives. God has a plan that is for you and for you alone. You may know what some of that plan looks like for you, or may have absolutely no idea at all. Either way, God has a plan that is so good and so wonderful for you. He has a plan that will prosper you and not harm you. A plan that will give you a hope and a future.
Does that mean it’s going to be easy? Absolutely not! You will face so many highs and so many lows. You will go through the most unexpected, yet, amazing seasons. But you’ll also go through some unexpected bad ones as well. All of these things, these highs and these lows, will form you into who God has created you to be and will take you to where you need to be as well. Everything that comes your way, happens for a reason. It happens because of the plan that God has uniquely made for your life. That plan is amazing because its yours… and yours alone.
You are Gods handiwork. You are his beautiful creation. His masterpiece. You are irreplaceable and you are SO priceless. There is only one of you, and only one plan like yours. You and your plan are so perfectly and uniquely placed together, piece by piece, detail upon detail. So… next time you proclaim how beautiful Gods creation is… include you. Everything about you. Because.. you are His creation… and Gods creation is amazing. His creation is so beautiful. It’s a masterpiece.