April 26, 2020

How Has God Made You Unique?

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How Has God Made You Unique
written by Rev. Chris Gelini

You don’t have to travel too far around the world to discover very quickly that God loves variety. He’s made all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors, intensities; an incredible variety in our world.

• God has made over 300,000 species of beetles. Would you call that overkill? Don’t you think the world could have gotten along with just 50,000 species of beetles? Why did he create 300,000? He loves variety.
• In one cubit foot of snow there are 18 million snowflakes and not one of them are alike. Nobody else is going to see it but God. He loves variety.
• He likes variety in people too. Have you ever had to wait for an airplane and watch the parade of peculiar people walk by? God loves variety. And He made every single one of those individuals. God made you.

Psalm 139:13 (Good News), “You (God) created every part of me. You put me together in my mother’s womb.”

Vs. 14 (LB), “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous.”

Job 10:8, “Your hands shaped me and made me.” Circle “shaped.”

From these three verses we learn three foundational truths. Three important truths about you:

1. I am unique. You are unique. There is nobody else in the world like you. There never will be. When God made you He broke the mold. You won’t find two people in the whole world who have the same footprint or fingerprint or voiceprint. Why did God make you different from every person who’s ever lived? Because He wants you to know how special you are, how much you matter to God.

2. I am wonderfully complex. How many of you married somebody who is wonderfully complex? The fact is we are so complex that many times we are a mystery to ourselves.

• Have you ever said something and later thought, ‘What was I thinking when I said that?”
• Have you ever felt a certain way and later thought, “Why do I feel this way? What’s happening to me?”
• Have you ever been in a group and everybody reacted one way to a circumstance and you found yourself reacting in the exact opposite way to everyone else in the group? Inside you’re thinking, “What’s wrong with me?" There’s nothing wrong with you, you’re just unique.

3. I was shaped for a purpose! God created everything in the world for a purpose, the Bible says, including you.

• You’re not here by accident. You’re not just taking up space. God made you for a reason.
• You were designed by God and it was His idea. It’s not a mistake. You were planned before birth. God did not simply sit down at a computer and randomly access a bunch of components and throw it all together and out came you.
• The Bible clearly says that you were purposefully, personally and orderly planned and designed by God. His loving hand made you exactly the way you are. You are you because God wanted you to be you.
• Your uniqueness is what God wants you to offer to the world.

Look at Jesus’ disciples - (Peter, James & John, Thomas, Matthew, Judas)

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