Ephesians 2:1-10 We Are What He Has Made (Edstrom)2017-03-22T04:46:21+00:00

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Ephesians 2:1-10

We Are What He Has Made

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Ephesians 2:1-10

We Are What He Has Made

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Perhaps it is human nature to compare ourselves to others. We may wish we could be more like someone we admire; someone who can play the piano, is a good artist, excels at sports, or knows all about computers. We may wish we could run faster, be prettier, smarter…. The list could go on and on.

It is not helpful, however, to compare yourself to others. You will always find someone who can do certain things better than you, just as you can do certain things better than others.

The Bible teaches us this: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works…”

We are created by God, each one of us special and unique. You have all you need to be who you are meant to be. That’s really wonderful isn’t it? You don’t need to compare yourself to others. God has given you all you need to be the best you.

The verse also teaches us that we are “created in Christ Jesus for good works.” God has given you an amazing body––the brain and the heart to be able to make a difference in this world.

God has a plan for each one of us. It is our job to use our talents to find our best life.

Think of yourself as a lovely plant in a garden. You may be a flower that perfumes the air, a vegetable that brings nourishment, or an herb that heals. The plants in the garden are different, yet all are important. Together the unique shapes and colors and fragrances are beautiful and useful.

Find the shape of your life––God’s plan for your life, and do “good works.”

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan