One of my favorite verses in the bible is...
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
I am God's masterpiece. You are God's masterpiece. His MASTERPIECE.
I looked up the definition of masterpiece and according to the dictionary a masterpiece is a person's greatest work. Do you know that you are someone's masterpiece? Do you believe it? Do I believe it?
I am not just someone's masterpiece but I am God's masterpiece. He created me. He formed me. He knows me. And yet He still loves me.
Almost everyday I feel undeserving of this love. Not only because of personality traits but also physical traits. How can I be a masterpiece? Between my weird nose, lopsided ears (for real), and tiny eyes I am the farthest thing from a masterpiece.
But that is the beauty of it. No matter how I view myself I AM a masterpiece. No matter what mistakes I make, or issues I develop, or habits that I try and break but always come back to, I am still His masterpiece.
His greatest work.
Created anew in Christ Jesus. His perfect son.
It is unfathomable to me that I am lumped up in that sentence. In that verse. But there I am. And there you are.
I've been focusing on this verse more and more. Just thinking about it. His masterpiece. His masterpiece. And I find myself having more confidence. Not because of some magical power, but because I see myself as I was intended to see myself. As a creation. A person who is called to something bigger than the day in and day out. The comparisons and the self analyzing. The reflection in the mirror and what I think I see.
Through focusing on the verse, the confidence has come. Not because of clothes I wear, or jewelry I buy or what color I decide my hair should be that month, but instead because I choose daily to believe that I am a masterpiece.
And don't get me wrong, I love a great new outfit, or shoes, or styling myself with jewelry and a new hair style...I'm not saying anything is wrong with those things (as long as I don't become obsessed with those things which is a whole other post) but I cannot find my confidence and worth in these items. I must keep my focus on Him and his purpose for me.
I wish I could tell every young woman how much God loves her for her and how she is truly a masterpiece. A masterpiece. A masterpiece.
So this is my attempt...
No matter who you are today, where you are today, what you have done, or who you think you are YOU are God's masterpiece. Repeat it. Believe it. And repeat it again.
I will be doing the same.