I’ve been sharing about how essential it is that we believe and accept that God has created each of us to be exactly who we are, and what a mistake it is for us to try to be someone else. It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn—and re-learn—as I’ve often felt that a different personality would be better than the one I have.

I always thought that my type would have been much more acceptable for a man rather than for a woman. I could be described as assertive, outgoing, entrepreneurial, energetic, with leadership qualities and take-charge tendencies. This personality didn’t seem to fit in with other people’s ideas of what a woman should be, especially in the Christian community. So, I was confused for quite a while as to why I had this personality.

Then I began to learn that God had not made a mistake, He did not forget that I was a female when he designed me, and he had a purpose for designing me—a woman—the way I am. So, I began, little by little, to accept that God had made me just this way for some good purpose.

As I’ve become more and more comfortable with who I am and the way I’ve been created, 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, too! Go ahead, say it: I like the way God created me. All you’re 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.

God wants you to be pleased with the way he has created you, for it shows that you trust him. It shows that you believe his word is true and that the way you are created is the best, since it is God’s creation. Please understand that I’m not talking about thinking you’re better than anyone else or being unwilling to change and become all God has intended you to be. But we can appreciate who we are because we are God’s unique creation.

Throughout your day today, tell God, “I like the way You created me.” Learn to appreciate the uniqueness of you!