I came across this quote on Pinterest (which I completely love), and the truth of it really hit me today maybe because I seem to always compare myself to everyone else. In this comparison, I never really add up and end up questioning everything including who I am. This really was a big issue for me when I was younger and felt as though I was supposed to fit into a cookie-cutter mold that would never be right for me. These days, I feel like I am pretty comfortable in the person God made me to be or at least moving towards that goal everyday. This quote was a great reminder for me that we all have areas where we are gifted, and God made us by design for a specific purpose. It's also quite humbling because the very things that I dislike being done to me are things that I find myself doing. I can't expect people to have the same strengths that I do and fault them when they don't do things the way I think they should be done.
I have been studying Psalm 139 for my sunday school lesson tomorrow, and the similar themes stuck with me today. Its nice to reminded that He knows me inside out, there is no place I find myself that He is not there with me, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and that He will search me for anything offensive to Him and forgive my offenses. Oh thank God, He forgives my offenses as they are numerous. I consider myself a relatively creative person, and I love that the God of the universe is creative in how He designs and makes everyone and everything. We are all created in His image, and I believe that we all have certain aspects of His character and attributes. So remember that when you think no one understands you and you don't measure up - He created you to be exactly who you are!