“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
What a beautiful scripture this is, encouraging us to know who we are through the eyes of the one who created us. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to be reminded of this truth.
Deep within every human being is a longing to be loved and accepted. I need to remember this, because for most of us, this is not a reality we easily claim. Instead we look in the mirror and only see faults or reason for comparison. We allow the wrong voices to define who we are.
In some cases it’s our culture. But other times it’s the very people we love who wrongly define who we are. Hurtful words can deceive us into thinking we are unworthy.
Yet God created us to be people of strength and beauty, each with a divine purpose planned by Him before we were born. God alone has the right to define us.
He is the Creator. He is our designer. And this is what he says about you and me, WE ARE:
Created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)
Fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
Precious and honored in His sight. (Isaiah 43:4)
Redeemed and forgiven. (Ephesians 1:7)
A new creature in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Holy and blameless before God. (Ephesians 1:4, 1 Corinthians 1:30)
Chosen by God. (1 Peter 2:9)
God’s masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
Created with purpose to do great works for God’s Kingdom. (Ephesians 2:10)
Will you believe these words about yourself today? Are you able to look for that same truth in your fellow man today as well?
We are God’s beloved creation, masterfully designed for his use. How absolutely amazing is that!