PROGRAM D-7967

You are God’s canvas, and that he is a wonderful and perfect artist! Ephesians 2:10 says we are God’s workmanship or, as another translation puts it, we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ to do good works.

First of all, this truth means that you are not a mistake! God didn’t make a mistake when he designed you. You were planned in the mind of God. You were not a haphazard coming-together of atoms or molecules, nor were you an accident of nature. You were designed according to God’s plan.

Secondly, what you are is like what God is! You were created in the image of God. Be careful: don’t confuse this with New Age teaching which says we’re all gods. That certainly is not true. But it is true that we were all created in God’s image. This means that God has traits like you. Part of God’s personality is just like your personality, because you were created in his image.

It is very important that you understand this basic truth of Scripture. It will change your whole attitude toward who you are. I remember when it first began to dawn on me that God had given me my personality for a purpose. What looked to me like a big mistake was not at all so.

I began little by little to accept that God had made me the way I am for his purposes. He gave me gifts and abilities which he intends to be used in his kingdom and for his glory. As I’ve become more and more comfortable with who I am and the way I’ve been created, then I’ve learned to enjoy and appreciate who I am. I don’t think I’d really want to be anyone else any longer. I like the way God created me.

And it’s okay to say that. It’s okay for you to say that about yourself! Go ahead and say it: “I like the way God created me.” What you are doing is affirming that God doesn’t make mistakes, and you are pleased with his creation. That’s not pride—assuming your heart attitude is correct. That is simply thanking God for his creativity and recognizing that his creation is good.

Remind yourself over and over throughout the day that you are God’s canvas, his masterpiece, and he doesn’t make mistakes!