Day 360 –
You were made just right.
Psalm 139:13-18 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.”
The world creates this image of perfection that no one person can attain.
We need this or that and less of this and that, and in all this and that, we forget who actually created us and why.
Eventually we find ourselves in the bottom of a pit trying to find a way where there is no way. Then out of nowhere the arm of God reaches down, lifts up our face, and says something like, ‘You have listened to the lies of the world long enough. I created you just right. I formed you in your mothers womb, knitting you together into a wonderful creation. I’ve had a specific purpose for you, and I’ve numbered your days, watching each step you take and each choice you make. I have never left you and never will. If you are ready, I will lift you out of this pit and back into the greatness I created you to be, you will again Glorify My Name.’
20 years ago I found myself in this very pit, forgetting who created me and who He created me to be. Yet, He still reached down His arm to me and reminded me of the work he’d done in my life and the special way he’d created me to be. But when I fell down in the pit His light had faded from from my walk, however, when He pulled me out, the light was completely restored and the Glory of the Lord shined again from my days.
Honestly, I still struggle with this, not always, but often. I feel like I have to be perfect, and in the fight for perfection, I forget why and who God created me to be. I feel like I’m slipping back into the pit and not because I’m doing anything wrong, but because I’m not doing what He is wanting me to do that is just Right for Him.
Have you forgotten who created you? Do you not know that He made you just right?!
He didn’t call you to be perfect, but perfectly created in His Image for His purposes. Take a walk with me, as I walk with Him and Let His light shine forth from you.