Wednesday, February 22, 2017
We all know some people who are not happy with who they are. They will try everything they know in order to appear to be something or someone else. Many years ago, while sharing the gospel and the love of God with a co-worker, he replied: “Well, if God loves me so much why did he make me a (ethnic group) and you a (my ethnic group)?” On the other hand, there are those who are “proud” of who or what they are. Just the other day, I saw a license plate that read: “I’m Irish and proud of it.” Whether Irish, Mexican, German, Jewish, Italian, or any other race, how can anyone be proud of being something they had nothing to do with? Then, there are those whose own parents will make it known to all the world that they did not plan on having them, making some of them go through life believing they are “mistakes.” In the first place, it is God who decides who is born, not people. Secondly, He decided who and what we would be and just like all the rest of His creation, when He made us, He said that it was good. If you are a master craftsman, everything you make is good, and God is the Master Craftsman.
David knew that truth. That is why He wrote: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14) No, no, a thousand times no; none of us is a “mistake.” From time to time, we will hear others say they saw or met up with someone who looks exactly like us, a “dead ringer” if you will. Similar, perhaps, but exactly like us, never. Even so-called identical twins are not exactly alike.
There is no one in the world exactly like you or exactly like me. We are all unique and we were all made with a specific purpose. God loves us because He made us and because He is God He has never, He will never, make anything that is inferior. Because God made you, you are a somebody and you are special. Forget proud, we should be thrilled and happy that God made us just the way we are.
God’s word for today: (Psalm 100:3 KJV) “Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”