Isaiah 64:8 (erv)
A few days ago, during my shopping binge that I mentioned here, I stood in front of the mirror and did that thing where I pick every single little detail apart. My hair wasn’t right. My face; not right. My body? Pshhhh, don’t even get me started.
As I walked around the outlet center after that, I started to look at all the different things that had been created. Articles of clothing, bags, appliances, furniture.. all of it was designed and made by someone. And each person who made that thing, loved it. They didn’t release it out into the world half-done, and they certainly didn’t “bring it to life” until they were totally satisfied with it’s design, aesthetic, and functionality.
You and I were made the same way, sister. It’s easy (at least for me) to look in the mirror and see the things that I think are flaws – physically, emotionally, functionally. But God didn’t accidentally design those parts and pieces of us. He didn’t make a mistake when you and I were made. No matter how much I believe that He forgot to add those additional 5 inches to my torso, He didn’t.
Have you ever seen a product that appears to have a flaw, only to learn that it was made that way on purpose. Maybe it’s one of its greatest assets? Perhaps it just looks silly or wrong until you understand why it was put there in the first place? I think that’s probably a lot like how God created us. We don’t always see the reasons, and we’re not even fully aware of what that “thing” enables us to do. But God knows, and over time, in the right time, He’ll show us just how perfectly He created us and made us to be.
In your journal, write down 1-2 things that you dislike about yourself. They can be physical features or otherwise. Now, spend some time meditating on how God might desire to use those things as a positive instead of seeing them as a flaw.
Ask God to reveal how He plans to use each and every part of you.