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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Envy denies your own uniqueness

A summary of Psalm 139:13-16 says, "God you shaped me first inside, then out; knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex.  Your workmanship is marvelous.  You know every part of me, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared / laid out before I was born."

Bottom Line:
God shaped everything about me and made us wonderfully complex.  His workmanship is marvelous.  Like an open book, he designed and then watched me grow from conception to birth; he sees all the stages of my life spread out before him.  All of my days of are prepared / laid out before I was even born.



What this means to me:
God created me unique.  He knitted me together with traits that make unique for what he wants me to accomplish in this life.  What God creates is marvelous.  He can see from beginning to end what will take place.  He gives us our life to learn about who he is, what he has planned for us.  It’s up to me to understand, be settled on who I am and how he shaped / created me and then to proceed to accomplish it.
I have a custom life, I don’t need to imitate someone else.  (I should see me as God does, there is nobody in the world like me, so there is no reason to compare myself with anyone else.)
I just need to focus on what God’s plan is for me and to set out to please him. If I focus on this, then envy will escape my life.
I need to id my talents and traits that make me unique, then praise God for this.

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