An Intricate Design

The last couple of days I've been thinking about how we're all created to be great at something. (At least one "something".) God designed us intricately and beautifully. We each have different skills, gifts, talents and personalities. We all have something to offer. We have been blessed and will continue to be blessed. And we're here for a reason... called to this time and place. 

"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." Psalm 139: 13.

It's not hard to forget that we're fearfully and wonderfully made. It's easier to think about all the things we're not good at. It's easy to lie in bed at night and think about the things we screwed up that day. It's easy to compare, to look at other people and then look back at ourselves in disappointment. And it's easy to sell ourselves short. The harder thing is to figure out what we were created for, and what we're supposed to do with our time on this earth. The harder thing is to use what we've been blessed with, not just for ourselves, but for the betterment of others... utilizing those blessings.

The other important aspect is to remember we should respect each other's differences, encourage each other to use the strengths and talents our God has bestowed upon us.... that's pretty great too. 

The wonderful thing, is to do what we were created for... to do what makes you feel alive... to live out what God made you for. Because when you're fearfully and wonderfully made, it's a cop out to do anything less- don't you think?

Dear Heavenly Father, today I pray that you would show us what you want us to do with our lives and then help us to know that you have given us the courage to live that out. For those of us that are already living that out, I pray that you continue to give the strength to keep it up. I pray that we would do what we were designed to do, and that we would know we each have a purpose. Please help us to respect and encourage each other in our individuality. And God thank you. Thank you for blessing us beyond reason. Amen.

Grace & Peace,
Amanda Jensen

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