"I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My spokesman to the world." - Jeremiah 1:5
Wow! Sink your teeth into that! "I knew you in your mother’s womb!"
Have you ever seen photographs of individual grains of sand blown up over 250 times their actual size? Some grains look like red, glossy stones, others look like icicles; some resemble speckled yellow and brown eggs, and still others seem shaped like corncobs, snowflakes, and gems. Some grains are square; some, spherical; and some, flat. No two grains are the same - in fact, you’d never know you were even looking at grains of sand if no one told you. So the next time you’re walking on the beach with your toes in the warm sand, think about each and every tiny grain, unique in shape, depth, color, and texture. God created each and every one of this infinite variety of grains.
Since God shows off His creative abilities in tiny bits of sand, think about what He has done - and can do with us, the crown of His creation. Each one of us is unique in appearance, personality, gifts, and experiences; each of us is wired with feelings, preferences, responses and tastes that are ours alone. Too often, however, we try to model ourselves after another person. We want to dress like her, speak as he does, or, worse yet, allow his/her opinions to become ours - and the list goes on. We lose ourselves in trying to be like someone else. As believers, we have within us the Holy Spirit who is using His power to, transform us into the Christ-like image God created us to have.
The Lord knows why each grain of sand is a certain way, and He knows the same about you. Each of us was meant to be an original… Anyone who discovers who God made him or her to be would never want to be anyone else.” You are God’s idea. Lean into Him to find out why you have the characteristics you have and what purposes He has in mind for you.
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