Your hands shaped me and made me. Job 10:8 (NIV)
#Beauty is not from the eye of the beholder but from the hands of the creator 🙂
Many studies have revealed that the average person possesses from 500 to 700 different skills and abilities-far more than you realize. For instance, your brain can store 100 trillion facts. Your mind can handle 15,000 decisions a second, as is the case when your digestive system is working. Your nose can smell up to 10,000 different odors. Your touch can detect an item 1/25,000th of an inch thick, and your tongue can taste one part of quinine in 2 million parts of water. You are a bundle of incredible abilities, an amazing creation of God.
Physically, each of us has a unique heartbeat. Just as we each have unique thumbprints, eye prints, and voiceprints, our hearts beat in slightly different patterns. It’s amazing that out of all the billions of people who’ve ever lived, no one has ever had a heartbeat exactly like yours.
By knowing that there are 60,000 varieties of beetles, we learn God likes variety.
Because God loves variety, and he wants us to be special, no single gift is given to everyone. Also, no individual receives all the gifts. If you had them all, you’d have no need of anyone else, and that would defeat one of God’s purposes- to teach us to depend on each other.
The Bible says, “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works ….” Our English word “poem” comes from this Greek word translated “workmanship.” You are God’s hand-crafted work of art. You are not an assembly-line product, mass-produced without thought. You are a custom designed, one-of-a kind, original masterpiece.
God deliberately shaped and formed you to serve him in a way that makes your ministry unique. He carefully mixed the DNA cocktail that created you. David praised God for this incredible personal attention to detail that God gave in designing each of us: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous.” “God doesn’t make junk,” said Ethel Waters.
The Bible says, “A man’s heart reflects the man.” What is in your heart is what you really are, not what others think you are, or what circumstances force you to be. Your heart is the real you. It determines why you say the things you do, why you feel the way you do, and why you act the way you do.
God has given each of us a unique emotional “heartbeat” that races when we think about the subjects, activities, or circumstances that interest us. We instinctively care about some things and not about others. These are clues to where you should be serving.
Another word for heart is passion. There are certain subjects that you feel deeply passionate about and others that you couldn’t care less about. Some experiences turn you on and capture your attention, while others turn you off or bore you to tears. These reveal the nature of your heart.
Not only did God shape you before your birth, he planned every day of your life to support his shaping process: David continues, “Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” This means nothing that happens in your life is insignificant. God uses all of it to mold you for your ministry to others, and shape you for your service to Him.
From : the Purpose Driven Life