Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “I’m so fat” or “I wish I had straight teeth” or “I wish I was pretty” or “I have too many wrinkles” or “I wish ________ (fill in the blank) or…I’m just not enough!
But wait! I am created by God. Not only am I created by God, but I am created in His image. The perfect God created me after His own perfect image.
In the beginning God created Adam and Eve. God created man and women in His own image, perfect. Unfortunately, because of sin, we are no longer perfect.
In Psalm 139:13, the psalmist wrote that God created my inmost being; He knit me together in my mother’s womb. The perfect God who spoke everything else into existence, took time to knit me together. My existence isn’t an accident or a mistake. I am hand crafted, intricately formed. Every micro cell in my body He thoughtfully fashioned together. He breathed in me the breathe of life. I don’t recall reading in the Bible that He breathed life into anything else that He created. He created you in the same way.
If the perfect, all-powerful God took the time to fearfully and wonderfully make me, how can I think of myself as not enough? I think I’m not tall enough. Tall enough for what? I think I’m not thin enough. Yes, it would be great to be a few pounds lighter. I think that people like me less because my teeth aren’t straight or white enough. It is not God that is telling me all these things to make me think that I am not enough, it’s me. God tells me otherwise. I’ll write more about that another time.
Making this shift in my thinking hasn’t happened overnight and I still have to remind myself everyday that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that I was carefully knit together and God breathed life into me. I am created in the image of God. Not only that, but you are wonderfully made and created in the image of God and that…is a beautiful thing.