You, my Dear, are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. You are by no means a mistake or an accident. If you don’t believe me, read Psalm 139 in its entirety. But focus on verses 13-16.
They give great detail about your beginnings and believe me, they’re no different than anyone else’s.
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God –you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration – what a creation!
You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something
Like an open book, you watched me grow from inception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. (The Message)
You figured heavily in God’s divine design for the world. You have a part to play, and no one else can fulfill your role. You’re not a cookie cut from a mold. You’re a fingerprint, and not even twins share the same prints.
You are so unique that your absence would leave a void in God’s tapestry for humanity.
So get over yourself. Stop being so hard on yourself. Clean up your act. Or ask God to clean it up. Start being proud of yourself. Address yourself as “Sweetheart” or whatever name you prefer. Give yourself the love you so willingly give to everyone else. Pat yourself on the back when you do a great job. Help yourself with an alternative plan when things don’t take the “plan A” route.
Take good care of yourself. You’re important to God. You bear his image and are made in his likeness. You’re a vital member of the family. And the whole world groans waiting for the full manifestation of who you were made to be.
Fearfully and wonderfully made. Walk in it! Be blessed in it! Bless everyone who encounters you! It’s already in you. You just have to acknowledge it and blossom where you’re planted.