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Saturday, May 17, 2014

If I Reject Myself, I’ll be Rejecting God’s Design

In review 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:
You are only human, and human beings have no right to question God. An object should not ask the person who made it, “Why did you make me like this?”

What this means to me:
Whom am I, to think that I could ever argue, talk back or have the right to question God. Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, why have you made me like this. As I wrote about yesterday, there are five things that make me, me (SHAPE.)  Accepting the unique way that God made me brings glory to him.  It means that I should believe that God knows best.  It’s a matter of trust.  Do I think that God made a mistake when he made me, or will I trust that he has a plan for me.  When I say there are things I don’t like about myself and wish they were different, I’m basically telling God, “you blew it, everyone else is Ok but you goofed up big time when you made me.”  Rejecting myself is in essence rejecting God, he’s my creator. If I don’t accept myself, it’s rebellion against God. Its like saying “God, I know better than you and you should have made me different, with a different set of strengths and a different set of weaknesses.”  However God is telling me, “No, I made you exactly to be you because I want you to be you, with your strengths and your weaknesses. Both of them can give me glory, if you’ll just start doing what I made you to do instead of trying to be like everybody else.”  This verse reminds me that it’s actually quite arrogant to reject myself. The Bible says in Romans 9:20, “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?’”(CEV) Whenever I doubt God’s love and wisdom, I’ll get myself into trouble. The root behind all of my problems will be 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. I wish he had made me something different. As a result, there’s a spirit of bitterness in me that keeps you frustrated and keeps you from being the person God wants me to be.  Job 10:10 says, “You guided my conception and formed me in the womb” (NLT). God wants me, and loves me. Its my role to truly Believe it, and then trust it!  In the past, I didn’t like my skin/complexion.  I’m very light skinned and burn very easily.  I wanted to be darker and more tanned.  I also struggled with my weight and shape. However, my time in scripture in the past and today, reminds me that God has me this way, and I wholeheartedly accept it.  Part of my accepting myself brings glory to him, especially if I have opportunities to share this with others who also struggle with this.