I think you are pretty amazing. In fact when I look at those around me – family, friends, other bloggers, those sitting in the church pews near me, those I meet each day – it is easy for me to see why you all are well liked and have been positioned in life.
It is myself I have issues with at times. And I bet, you might even say the same thing regarding yourself.
We can be pretty hard on ourselves. We can examine and nitpick with the best of them. It is often said we are our own worst critic and it’s probably true. Now trust me when I say, I am not wanting us to go thinking we are better than and are all that in life either. So where do we find the balance in what we think about ourselves?
In reading a most familiar passage today, I find this reminder:
- He formed us Himself. The very Maker of everything our eyes can see, our ears can hear and our noses can breathe in, fashioned every part of us – both inside and out. “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13, NLT) Our moms were only the incubator for His creation.
- He has made us wonderfully and complexly. God created each of us, with our emotions and personalities. He knit us together like a skilled craftsman weaving together a beautiful tapestry. “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.” (verse 14, NLT). Our God does the very best workmanship.
- He knows every one of our days. Not a single moment of our lives goes undetected by His every watchful eyes. The length of our lives are all planned and determined. “Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (verse 16, NLT).
Amazing to think that the Creator of all things, would choose to dwell within these finite and flawed lives such as each of us. Yet we are precious to our God, every one of us. As a matter of fact, He’s thinking about each of us all the time. “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” (Psalm 139:17, NLT).
May we come to realize – we are amazing.
Each one of us!