You are entirely unique. God didn’t use a template to form you. Your Creator designed every part of your good desires and every one of your noble opportunities. As you read Psalm 139 below, make a mental note of words or phrases that speak to the uniqueness of how God created you.
13 For you formed my inward parts;Psalm 139:13-16
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Have you ever struggled to embrace how God made you? Have you wondered why you are like this and not like that?
When we cast doubt on our distinct design, what are we ultimately saying to God?
If we complain about who we are, that says more about our appreciation of God rather than acceptance of ourselves. God doesn’t make mistakes. To figure out how you need to be developed, you first need to understand how you were designed. What is unique about you? This process might seem awkward, but it is crucial.
God has made you entirely unique for a completely specific purpose. He doesn’t make junk either! He has formed you and placed you for a particular reason.
Don’t try to be someone else. No one else can do you, and why would you want to replicate another anyway?
All of God’s works are wonderful, and that includes you (Ps. 139:14)!
As you think through that thought today, you must begin to wrestle with your opportunities. How has God wired you to do something that not all others would do? What are the noteworthy characteristics and opportunities that God has given specifically to you?
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.