When we stop to admire the wonderful and vastness of God’s creation, we can’t help to stand in awe of his marvelous works. Whenever I’m on the beach whether it’s raining, cloudy, sunny, or even at night, I can’t help but think of how God’s creation is so beautiful and so perfect. As magnificent and majestic as nature may be, there is one whom God calls a masterpiece (Eph 2:10). Us!
God fearfully and wonderfully created each one of us (Psalm 139:14), our frame (body) was not hidden from Him when we were “intricately woven” (verse 15). In fact, before conception He saw who he intended for us to be.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were for me, when as yet there was none of them (verse 16).
God created you to do great works that were predestined for you to do (Eph 2:10). God created you to worship Him (Isaiah 43:21). God created you to love him with all of your heart, with all of your soul and with all of your mind (Matt 22:37). Anything that interrupts or prevents you from doing these things should be brought to question. Search me, o God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23-24)
Although God created us with such esteem, we are not the final product of His plan until we allow Him to work in us to be the individuals He created us to be for His glory. I’m reminded of this scripture: Psalm 51:5 (NLV) “See, I was born in sin and was in sin from the beginning.” Because of our sinful nature, we need the Creator to continue creating in us. Malachi 3:3 refers to God as a ‘Refiner” and states, “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver”. During the journey when we face challenging trials and hardship, and go through the various seasons of our lives, we can remember God is refining us.
God promises in Philippians 1:6, “He who began a good work in you will carry it out to completion.” God doesn’t want us to conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our mind (Ro 12:1). But this life is full of choices considering the free will that He gave us. Children of God are faced with this decision - You can either walk in your destiny or walk away from it. The farther you walk away from it, the longer it will take for the Lord to complete His creation in you.