12 So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
12 Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!
Psalm 139:1-4 (AMP)
1 O LORD, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.
2 You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off.
3 You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
God knows you
He made you
You are called & he has amazing plans for your life!
You, yours, called, planned…
So why do we wish/want to be someone else?
“I wish I looked like ____________”
“I wish I was creative like __________”
"I want my kids to act like ____________’s kids”
“I want his job, her car, their money..”
STOP! Put on the brakes!
You were made to be you. You look like you.
God is calling/has already called YOU…
to live your life, to follow his awesome plan for you.
Do not be jealous of what other people have/are/do.
Psalm 139:15-16 (AMP)
15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
God made you YOU – on purpose!
Is it ok to emulate? To aspire to? Absolutely! Wisdom dictates that intelligent people change their minds, change themselves for the better & hopefully make changes to better the world!
I would love to cook like my friend Meg & like T.V. chef Guy Fieri, BUT I won’t ever be them. I am able take cooking lessons, I am able practice, and I am able to become a better chef. I won’t, however, be getting my own Food Network show.
This is actually just fine with me, because I know that cooking is not really one of my gifts…It is good to know what are & are not your gifts.
It is good to improve yourself, your life, and your surroundings. As long as you are doing it to be a better you & NOT to be exactly like someone else.
Maybe it is time to remind yourself what is soooooooo good in you, your life & your surroundings!
God made You
He chose You
“You are saved by grace; you are justified, you are forgiven, you are sought out, you are beloved, you are hidden in Christ and made for the glory of God. You are known, you are never forsaken, you are held in the palm of God’s hand. You are loved!” Thanks to Pastor Elisa for sharing this with me.
So what’s the 1,2,3?
#1 God created, formed, knit YOU
#2 God sent his son for YOU
#3 So be the best YOU♥
Jesus loves you & so do I,
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