You Are Special

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. — Psalm 139:13-16

You are unique. You are special. God created you, and there is not another person in the world exactly like you. True, there are things about us that we really don’t like. I wish I were taller, richer, and more intelligent. There are some aspects of our lives that we can work on to improve and other aspects that we must learn to accept. The people who learn to accept the good with the bad are the ones who find happiness. Cathy and I have a prayer hung up in our bathroom that helps me when I’m feeling less than good about myself and the circumstances in my life. It simply reads:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change those I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Great advice for those who sometimes forget they are special in the eyes of God!

1. Isn’t Psalm 139:13-16 an awesome passage? Whether you like it or not, you are unique and you are special! How does this passage make you feel?

2. Is there something about how God has made you that you have been struggling to accept? Is this something you need to accept, but will not change to accept it; or something you could change if you had the courage?

Psalm 119:73

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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