“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings…. Each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.” -1 Corinthians 7:23,24
Just like any flower, each of us were beautifully made. Every strands of your hair, the complexion of your skin, your height, scars, and even the pimples or dark spots on your face… make you unique from others.
There were times (I mean, most of the time) I feel ugly. Times when I feel insecure and wished that I was in somebody’s life, that I hoped I was raised by a rich clan or I was born smarter. I had millions of “what ifs” in mind. What if I were taller, what if I had fairer skin, what if I learned playing musical instruments or knew how to plays sports. What if I was born Korean? What if I did well in my Math Class? Will I still live the way I am now?
Well, I really don’t know.
But, what I do know is that God has perfectly planned every detail in my life. It started with my parents (which were separated when I was 5), my sometimes-stubborn brother, my brown skin, my friends, schools I went to, places we hopped in, my job, my failures and success. He plotted it according to His plan. His perfect plan. God promised me hope and future, but He never promised me that it will be easy. He never said I will not shed tears. That it will not be painful and I won’t mourn.
He created me with His love and made me like a precious gem hidden in gravel layers and rocks. And just like any gem, I won’t be easily broken. Then, I decided to embraced His promises.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”-Jeremiah 29:11,ESV
But those plans will always remain as dreams unless you act on it. Arms raised! I admit, I haven’t fulfilled all His plans…yet. But I am already fighting the battles that hinder me from getting there.
It’ll be a bumpy ride for sure but I know He made me with purpose. And that, keeps me on moving forward.
I hope and I pray that you’ll see that too in you. And if you’re thinking that no one cares for you nor loves you, think of God and how He sacrificed His only beloved son to save us from our sins.
He will clear the things that blurs your eyes from seeing how precious and beautiful you are.