A Messy Masterpiece

Yesterday we embarked on Week 2 of the newest Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study Bible. It is Limitless Life by Derwin Gray.  Our verse for this Ephesians 2:10 which says, “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.

  • Am I a God’s Masterpiece?
  • Do I truly believe that I am God’s Masterpiece?

After my small group asked a similar question yesterday, this is what I came up with…At first glace, I am a bit of a mess.  I am a 32 year old female who was born with a disability, that caused me to have limitations, on top of that, I am more than a bit klutzy.  On the outside, I may appear to be just a mix of limitations and many other traits.

Thankfully though, that is not the way that God sees me.  How is that possible you may ask? God is the most masterful of all artists, like many artists, he has a vision/plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11).  He has a vision/plan for each of His masterpieces! Yes, my friend that includes you.

That is one of the most amazing things about a true artist, where the untrained eye may see a mix of colors and lines. A supposed mess.   Especially if an artist mixes or layers colors, it may not be easy to see the artist’s vision at first.  This is what makes an artist so amazing! He/she can see what his/her masterpiece will look like when it is completed.  God is no exception!

So what does all of this mean?  To the world, you and I may be a mess (at least on the surface).  There are going to actually be days where you and I are a mess.  Does that mean that God cannot use these messes? No way.  God often uses our messes and the situations that were meant to bring each of us down for our good (Romans 8:28).

I don’t know about you, but today I am glad to be messy masterpiece.  Why is that? The reason is if I am still a mess, then God is not finished yet.  I find hope in that because He has begun this work in me will be faithful to complete it (Philippians 1:6).

So that’s why I see myself as God’s Messy Masterpiece.  I hope I have encouraged you today, friend.

See you tomorrow

 

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