Just Right!

Post by Joel Osteen on February 1, 2019
 
 

When God created you, He put in you everything you need to fulfill your destiny. God is a strategic God. He didn't just create you and say, "Let's see what he can do. Let's see what happens." God is precise. He's intentional, down to the smallest detail, and when He laid out the plan for your life, He studied it carefully. He thought about what you would need, and what it would take to get you there, then He matched you with your world. He gave you the talent you need, the creativity, the strength. Next level thinking says you're the right size, and you have the right looks, the right personality, and the right family. You didn't get shortchanged. You are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that's been designed for you.

Now quit wishing you were something different: "If I had a better personality, I could do something great." "If I came from a different family…" "If I weren't so small…" Have a new perspective. If you needed to be taller, God would've made you taller. If you needed a different personality, He would've given you one. If you needed to be another nationality, you would be another nationality. God doesn't make mistakes. You're not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.

When God created the universe, when He flung stars into space, He said, "That was good." When He created the mountains, oceans and sunsets, He said, "That was good." When He made the animals, lions, eagles and butterflies, He said, "That was good." But when God created you, when He saw how magnificent you are, how strong, how attractive, and how talented you are, He said, "That was very good." He didn't say the solar system was very good. He didn't say the Rocky Mountains were very good. The only time He used "very good" is when He created you.

In Ephesians 2:10, He calls you "a masterpiece." That means you are just right! Now don't go around feeling shortchanged as though somehow you're lacking, you didn't get enough, you can't do what others can do. If you didn't get what somebody else has, that means you don't need it. Quit comparing yourself to others and run your race. Be who God created you to be. You are an original. You have something to offer the world that nobody else has. Be confident in what you have. Let your gifts shine. Show your talent, your personality, your style. We don't need an imitation. We don't need a copy. We need the original you.

 

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