Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You are special

God Made You Special. Have you ever heard beautiful music, produced by a sympony orchestra? With all the instruments playing together but often with different notes, it builds such an immense, beautiful sound. But the instruments have to be shaped different to get that kind of full, rich sound. If all the instruments were shaped like a trumpet and played the same note, what kind of sound would that be? Probably a little overwhelming. Or what if they were all violins? Even as beautiful as the violin is, it needs the grounding bass of the cello, the rhythm of the drums, the high timber of the flute to balance and contrast its haunting sound.

It’s the same with you. God shaped you the way you are on purpose. Psalm 119:73 says, “Your hands made me and formed me.” You may not be a violin; you may be the bass drum. And you may look at the other instruments and wish you were more like them. “Why can’t I be the flute?” But God made you just how you are to bring great glory to Him. Don’t try to be like the others that you are not made to be. Be who you are.

How do you do that? The key is to have peace in who God made you to be—to settle with it and thank Him. Romans 9:20 says, “Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, ‘Why have you made me like this?’” But we are shown the right heart response in Isaiah 64:8: “And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.” You can rest assured that God is pleased with how He made you; you are not a mistake.

Take a moment and thank God for how He made you. Then ask Him what sound He created you to make for His glory. Your sound may just be the one the symphony needs to balance itself out. Your sound may be the one that is going to draw someone to come and hear the symphony of God.

So, this week, let us pray and thank God that

  • He made you special and lovely in His sight

  • He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins

  • He loves you so much and knows what is best for you

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