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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Learning to Accept Myself — Flaws and All

In summary of Romans 9:20 it says, “My friend, I ask, ‘Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?’”

Bottom Line:
Who are you to talk back to God? A pot being made does not talk to the one making it and say, “Why did you make me like this?”

What this means to me:

God made me a certain way, for his purpose.  I should never question the way I was made (all the good and the flaws as well.)  I can discover what he has in mind for me by looking at my spiritual gifts, my heart, my abilities, my personality and even my experiences.  Accepting the unique way that God made me will bring glory to him.  It means that I believe that God knows best. So it all comes down to the matter of trust. Will I think he made a mistake with me or will I trust him knowing that he has a plan for my life.  When I say, “God, I don’t like this about myself” I’m basically telling God that I think he blew it with me.  If I reject myself, then I in essence reject God, my creator.  Its a form of rebellion, its me saying I think I know better.  I need to remember that God made me exactly who I am with all of my strengths and weaknesses.  Both can give glory to him, if I just start doing what He made me to do.  If I doubt God’s love and wisdom, I’ll end up getting into trouble. The root behind my problems is that I don’t trust God. I don’t believe God really loves me. I don’t believe that he really has my best interest at heart. An underlying spirit of bitterness is present that will keep me frustrated and keeps you from being all the man God intends for you to be.  In summary I need to believe that God has me the way I am for my best interest and to serve a purpose he has in mind for me.  When I do, I’ll be bringing glory to him accepting myself and being used by Him.