I give thanks to THEE, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are THY works, and my soul knows it well. Psalm 139:14
Have you ever stopped to think how carefully and lovingly you were created? Every intricate detailed was fashioned in your mother’s womb by the one true GOD, the creator of the universe. HE knit each of us together using a pattern that is totally unique for each of us, resulting in the infant that we were born as. However, HE did not stop there, but gave each of us a unique personality that was shaped by our experiences and environment. Every event and action that has occurred in our lives has only happened as HE has allowed, and HE uses these activities to shape how we respond and react to future events as they occur.
In Acts 17:26 we read, “And HE made from one man (Adam) every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place.” Meditate on this verse for a few moments. We are not in O’Fallon, MO because that was where the job was, or because this was the most affordable housing, or because it is one of the ten best cites in the U.S. to live, or because this is where I was born and raised. Rather, before the foundation of the world the Triune GOD decided that you would be right here in 2017. We are not accidents that inadvertently ended up the way we are, acting the way we do, and living in the house that we live in.
Is it any wonder then that we would serve in such different ways? GOD has fashioned you and me to process differently than each other and than others we encounter. He has given each of us different aptitudes, interests, hobbies, body types, endurance levels, skills, talents and gifts. Then HE has brought us together so that as we exercise these differences the body as a whole can accomplish its intended purpose, to Glorify HIM. We are not the same – and it is by HIS glorious design. Spend some time today appreciating differences of others around you and serving the body with your unique and specific gifts.