13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
There has been much said and written about self-esteem. Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves and a certain segment of society thinks that our self-esteem has a lot to do with our ability for personal success.
As I read this passage in the light of who God made me to be then my self-esteem is not wrapped up in my comparing myself with anyone else. God did not form me to be like someone else whose body shape or intellect is different than mine. God formed me the way He wanted me to be and He did so from my conception during the nine months I was in my mother’s womb. During that time God was the only one shaping who I would become. He determined my sex. He determined my height. He determined my bone structure. He determined my skill sets and the abilities of my brain.
When we meditate upon God’s shaping of our lives we should come to the conclusion that the holy and perfect Almighty God makes no mistakes and did not make any in the forming of our lives. Therefore, my self-esteem should be based on who God made me to be and never a comparison with someone else who makes me feel insecure. I am who God made me to be. I spend my life utilizing what God gave me to use to accomplish all that God made me to accomplish. This is liberating! Pass this along to those who are struggling with who they are and pray that they will become thankful for who God made them to be and then seek to become the person God made them to become for His glory and for our good.
Good morning Kristen!
Be in prayer for Sunday. I will be bringing a message on the work of the Holy Spirit, the Son, and the Father who gave us gifts to do God’s work. 1 Corinthians 12 needs to be understood so that we will serve with the manifestation of the Spirit. Don’t miss it.
Pray for RU tonight that God will bring those whom He wants there. Pray for them to find the hope that only God through His power and grace can give. The word of God must be backed up by the power of God for people to put their faith in God. Pray with us for more manifestations of the power of God.
Have a great day in the Lord,