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Monday, January 20, 2014

My Flaws Can Bring Glory to God

In summary of Psalm 139:14 it says, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it.”

Bottom Line:
Thank you God for making me unique. You work is complex and marvelous and I will recognize it for what it is.

What this means to me:
In this verse I’m reminded of how wonderfully complex he has made me. He is due praise for making me in such an amazing and wonderful way. This should not be surprising because everything God does is marvelous. As each day passes I’m getting to know and understand this more and more. It would be difficult for me to become all that God created me to be until I can fully embrace my identity, the unmistakably unique and flawed me that God made for a purpose. To fulfill God’s purpose for me, I need to look at every dimension of my life and understand the factors that influence my identity. Then, simply make the most of what I’ve been given. Everyone has been given different parents, pains, problems, and potential, but we will all be held accountable one day for what we did with those factors. So I am to play the hand I’ve been dealt. One factor that makes me unique is my DNA, genes, hormones, and chemical makeup. These include my tolerance for pain, my energy level, and my muscle tone. My flaws should never be considered sinful or shameful, it’s just the way God has wired me. My flaws make me unique and are part of my custom design, that God planned for his purpose and glory. So now the question is, what will I do with the hand I’m dealt? Today I will consider the flaws that make me unique and what I can do to use those flaws to bring God glory.