Psalm 139:14 (NLT) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15)You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16)You saw me before I was born.
Many people seem to go about life with a kind of strong presence, bold confidence and self-assurance. The truth, however, is that most of us wish we were different somehow. Many times we think silently to ourselves if only we were as outgoing as the leader of the student body, sports team, or family unit. And sometimes we think if were even smart like? Financially secure like? While it’s okay to admire good qualities in others, often this desire to be like someone else is actually a form of covetousness, or envy. So beginning today and going forward; how about learning to accept yourself as God has made you.
Before you can truly accept yourself, however, you need to see the truth about yourself, recognizing both the gifts and the limitations that God’s given you. If you don’t, you will constantly struggle to be someone you are not. One way to appreciate how God has made you is to read Psalm 139. The psalmist rejoices, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it.” As in today’s reading (Psalm 139:14)! I must confess this has been a process for me in my life.
I just felt compelled to remind you today, that each of us is unique and special. In fact, we are embraced and accepted by God himself, even though not one of us is perfect. Spiritual renewal cannot begin until you’re willing to accept yourself as God made you. Once you accept the truth about yourself your Spiritual focus can change, and you can bring great glory to God himself. Indeed God, after all, is the one who made you, and our God is the reason we live.