If a pen is always used as a book mark, it may never know that it can actually write a book! Also, if car keys are only used as Q tips, they would never know that they can get a car to move great distances.
Many suffer because they do not know who they are. It is a real issue…It has led people to do different things and engage in various dangerous activities, all in a bid to find out who they are. Not knowing our identity is also the cause of negative emotional states like depression and low self esteem. It has led to suicide in some cases.
The best person to ask about who we are is the person who made us. God. What was God really thinking when He created us?
God is very intentional. He does not create anything by mistake. Regardless of how you came into the world, God made you and put you here on purpose.
God created us just the same way He created Adam and Eve – intentionally. Remember how it happened? God made everything else by saying “let there be…” But when it came to man, here is what He said:
“Let us make human beings, in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis chapter one verses twenty six and twenty seven.
Notice, there was no confusion as who they were meant to be and what they were meant to do.
We should not function as Q tips when we were created to move cars, neither should we settle as bookmarks when we were created to write books.
So lets do this exercise, join me. Let us read this verse differently. Insert your name into all the areas where there are asterisks.
Then God said, “Let us make *___________* in our image, to be like us. *_______* will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
So God created *_________* in his own image. In the image of God he created *________*;
*______________(insert if you are male or female)* He created them. Then God blessed *________* and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
This is who you are! Made in the image of God – you look like God, just like a child looks like his parents. Believe it… receive it…accept it.