Culture, World Changers

God Created You

January 10, 2018 | Posted by Karina Rovey

In life, and especially in middle and high school, it’s easy to feel like we’re not enough. Not smart enough, not talented enough, not funny enough and so on. We become fixated on comparison with those around us and how we must be perfect in every field.

Though it is true that we are imperfect human beings, God tells us that we are enough in His eyes. As He says in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

It is so comforting to know that we don’t need to push ourselves to earthly perfection when we already have a wonderful and caring Father who created us perfectly the way He wants us to be.

However, sometimes it can be difficult to remember this, especially in the era of social media. Our minds are constantly being infiltrated with dozens of “perfect” pictures and posts on our Instagram and Twitter feeds, be it selfies, cute pictures of couples or tweets about someone’s accomplishments.

These aren’t bad things, but sometimes it’s hard to stay focused on what God wants us to be when we’re surrounded by the temptations of having to meet earthly expectations. We stress about conforming to the status quo and fitting this world’s ideals.

That isn’t what Jesus has planned for us, though. In the Bible, we find that God tells us that we were made for more than a picture on an Instagram feed. He has a unique purpose for each and every one of us and has made each person with special talents and strengths in order to fulfill His will.

We don’t need to feel like we’re not enough when we were created flawlessly in the eyes of our Savior. We were made exactly how we ought to be. As our Father says in Exodus 9:16, “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

I use a little analogy to help remember this when I get stuck in the comparison rut. God is the mechanic and the world is a giant engine. When a mechanic is working on building an engine, do they just throw in random broken parts that don’t serve a purpose? Of course not.

Just like a mechanic, God places each person (part) right where they need to be to perform a certain task for the overall goal, which is bringing more people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord.

So, as the new year begins, keep in mind that God created you perfectly in His image before you started that new study plan or diet (although I’ll be trying some of those this year as well).

No matter what, you were divinely created to be uniquely you.

AUTHOR
Karina Rovey
Hi there. I’m Karina and I’m a sophomore in high school from Tennessee. I love Jesus, acting, playing guitar and traveling with my family. I am honored and excited to be a part of the World Changers team!