Created to be YOU!
If God is our Creator, if He really did knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13)
If we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made by Him (Psalm 139:13)
Do you think seeking Him might give us insight into who we really are, what our purpose is in life?
Do you think it might gives us understanding in our part in the great commission? Our purpose in the lives of others, our unique ability to love those around us?
The Bible says that our purpose is to reconcile God’s people back to Him through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18 New International Version
But what if He made us different for a reason, what if we each play a unique part in this puzzle, in this BIG epic LOVE story of God the Creator. What if we all have a slightly different way of doing it?
I often hear the enemy saying “Lindsay quit being selfish, quit thinking of yourself, you are a narcissist” I actually had to look up the definition for a narcissist last week and talk to a friend of mine about it because I wondered if I was one?
I am one who thinks and feels possibly a little too much! But I also think that is partly how I am made, so that I can feel for those who maybe can’t feel for themselves, so that I can carry their burdens to the Lord, so that I can believe and trust in faith for them when they can’t for themselves.
We are all created beings and our Creator is the One who knows just how He uniquely created us, the Bible says He knows every hair on our head, they are actually numbered Luke 12:7. That uniqueness (that the enemy may want to throw in your face or twist to be a bad thing) is actually your gift to the world from your Heavenly Father. I think by seeking Him, we just might find our purpose in how to bring Him glory and how to bring others to Him, for redemption, healing, hope and reconciliation.
Sometimes we can feel this guilt, shame and pressure to save the world and to stop thinking about ourselves. But what if by seeking God, we find more of who He created us to be? More of how we were created to love and help others, therefore when it is our time to step into what God has for us to accomplish, we are lined up exactly in His will and with His power and in His love to literally change the world or the world around us.
I had this funny thought come to me as I was on the Toy Story ride this weekend at Disneyland. I was on this ride by myself (my friends were in the car behind me) and we were playing a game where you would shoot at these targets in 3D and got points. As I was playing I thought to myself, “gosh I am doing so good and this is so fun,” I could feel the confidence rise up in me “I am pretty good, I can’t believe it. I didn’t think I would be good at this.” I had 39,000 points “that’s so awesome”, I thought! Well until I looked beside me and saw the person next me had 129,000 points, I suddenly realized I wasn’t doing squat. I then felt the Lord show me that it was very similar in life. If we could just go about our life, our ministry the Lord has given us no matter how big or how small, we might be way more effective and confident rather than looking at those around us and thinking “oh crap I am not doing squat”.
I know random thoughts from Lindsay, but you know I write from my own experiences and this week I am headed out to spend some intentional time with our Father, to seek Him to see what He might be saying, what He might have next. The adventure with Him is not always without wobbly legs, but His love is powerful so let’s let Him love us, teach us, show us who He created us to be and how we might play our part in His big epic LOVE story!
He loves you, let Him love you!
He is a good God, and He wants your attention on Him, then He will be able to lead you, when you are watching where He is going.