Do you believe you aren’t just a bi-product of your parents or two people that had ‘relations’ once, but instead a hand made person, made by God with care and purpose, born the day you were and alive right now, in this day and age, for a reason?
If you’ve never given it much thought, I implore you to now. God loves us each exactly the way we are, today, talents and flaws, every quirk, the parts we love and those we hide. He is strategic. Not one of us is an accident. There’s a saying that some have mistaken as scripture that goes, “God loves us just the way we are but too much to leave us the same.” That is ‘Christianese’, or a ‘churchy’ saying, not to be found between the pages of Genesis to Revelation. It goes without saying that with the Lord in our lives, we will be radically changed…if we are not, then I would venture to guess we are simply believing in Him, not surrendering to Him…there is a difference.
I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am in Christ, why He made me the way He did, why I continue to make the same mistakes and why, in spite of me, He continues to love me and direct my steps. God isn’t looking for a perfect vessel that has it ‘altogether’. The Bible is FULL of real life examples in case you need to inspire yourself. He’s simply looking for anyone willing and available. (Notice I didn’t say, “able“) If we wait until we are perfect to present ourselves to God for His purposes in our lives, we’ll have to wait until Heaven. That wasn’t His plan.
For each of us, this is going to look different. You know the way God has wired you. You know what things make you passionate and other things that do not necessarily move you, though they are good or important. We do not all share the same callings, we’ve each been given different gifts to encourage one another. What we do share, however, is the same purpose and that is to love others the way Christ loves us and gave His life for us. It’s not always going to look perfect, we will make mistakes, but the more we get to know Him, He’ll show us how to love and how to receive His love.
Just some random thoughts on my heart today…I pray your day is blessed…blessed with knowing how very much God loves you.