Marvelous Masterpieces (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 88)
Psalm 139:14 (NLT)
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
It seems odd that anyone would attempt to improve upon recognized great artwork of years past. Think about John Constable’s The Haywain, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or Pablo Picasso: Guernica. Some people have actually tried to improve upon such great works — even recreate them. But it is hard for a person skilled in identifying counterfeits to be fooled by a false painting.
While some people do this with art, many more people do this in life. We compare ourselves to other people and attempt to improve upon what God has already done in creating us. Some of us go as far as to recreate our entire physical appearance through plastic surgery, botox, and other lifts and pulls that cost so much money and time. And if it turns into a disaster, it is hard to get fixed double.
We did not just happen to be here. God created us and place us here for a purpose, with a purpose, and on purpose. There is no greater comfort than to know, understand, and believe that each and everyone of us was made uniquely, specifically, and especially in the image of God. No one else in the world is just like us. Likewise, we are not like any other human being.
You don’t have to create a false, fake version of yourself when God has made you the real thing. Appreciate what God has given you and who He has made you to be. Show God how amazed you and how much you value yourself because He made you a marvelous masterpiece. God values you at a very high price; that is why He made you. Realize and celebrate your uniqueness and your place in this vast world of beauty.
“God made you the way He wanted you to be and He does not make mistakes. He has a plan for your life that is much bigger than you can imagine.”
— Michele Woolley