New King James Version (NKJV)
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well
The Psalmist was very much aware of who he was. He saw truth of his existence and understood it.
I have discovered something. In those rare moments when I look at myself through the eyes of God I am amazed and thankful for how fearfully (awed) and wonderfully I am made. In these times I want to give God the glory for His creation.
But when I am looking at myself through the eyes of the world I become discouraged and disappointed in myself. I get two different opinions of the same me by two different views.
Why do I forget that God is my Creator; that I am on purpose? My existence is rich with the beauty of heaven. I am woven together like a tapestry of love and grace and specifications creating a unique me. It is the same with you. You are a design like no other. You belong on this earth at this particular time with specific gifts for a reason.
God designed you as you and He is proud of His creation…..You. We so easily criticize ourselves and are blinded to the truth; the truth being we are magnificent creatures; a masterpiece that was hand carved by a Holy and perfect God. We don’t see ourselves with understanding; we see ourselves with the critical eye of our heart. This is our greatest downfall; it is this access which Satan uses to devastate us with his lies. It is our own ignorance that sets up a platform for the enemy to invade our minds. These negative thoughts leave a trail of inferiority and insecurity. We must become aware of our value in the Lord because in this knowledge and acceptance of God’s truth about us, we are better able to stand like a beacon of light in this world.
So I challenge you to ask our Father God to help you see yourself the way He sees you. We need this revelation and we need to walk in this revelation daily.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.