We are created to be a reflection of our Creator. Each one of us is unique. There is no one like you! Even identical twins have different thumb prints. How amazing is that!
I am not talking about how we look physically, but who we are inside. Our experiences shape how we view ourselves. Every experience is recorded in our limbic system. Our heart is designed to think, feel, and choose. All three work together in a synergetic way.
Our thoughts about ourselves come from what we believe about ourselves based on our experiences. I constantly go back to Proverbs 23:7 which says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Do you like and accept yourself? Self-hatred and self-rejection are lies planted in your heart by the enemy who hates and rejects you. Here is an amazing freeing truth. Psalm 119:73 says, “Your hands have made me and fashioned me…”
We are like clay in the hands of our Potter. He has created us as unique vessels to display His glory. In Jeremiah 18:1-2 the Lord told Jeremiah to go to the house of the potter. Verse 4 says, “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.”
I make two applications from this verse. We are ALL marred by sin. We are also marred by our trials. It is in the crucible of our trials that the Lord molds our marred hearts in ways that could not take place any other way. He purifies and frees our faith from the lies we have believed. He singularizes our focus. He redeems all that we have been through. Nothing is in vain.