Daily Devotion

Fashioned to Perfection (2)

March 16, 2014

Don’t compare yourself with other people. The Apostle Paul advised us not to compare ourselves with others. “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” (2 Corinthians 10:12).

If you try to be like someone else, you’ll always come in second best. No one is better at being you than you! Try to understand that you are made in God’s image. He made you unique, special, and with His purposes in mind.

Maybe you don’t have a new car or the best home on the block. Maybe you don’t have the job society says is worthy. But you are where God wants you to be! You are perfectly created and equipped for His plan for your life.

Remember that God made you. If you think about the shape of your nose or the color of your eyes, remember who formed you. Let the Psalmist’s words be your comfort:

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 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” (Psalm 139:13-16).