We look at ourselves and sometimes imagine the things we would change about us whether internally (personality trait) or externally (physical trait) if we could. Some actually go ahead and change it, though limited to the fleeting externalities.

This inability may drive us to severe insecurities, anxieties, states of confusion and even depression.

Then the Bible puts us in check with this verse rendered beautifully in these two translations:

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” {NLT}

Psalms 139:14

“I thank you for the wonderful way that you have made me. Everything that you do is wonderful! I know it is true.”   {EASY}

Psalms 139:14

Whenever you stand in front of a mirror and have questions about what you see, whenever you close your eyes and question something about you and wish you could change it, remember this, you did not create yourself.

You were created by a God whose Hand produces only wonders. You happen to be one of those creations. This should serve as no ego boost but should lead us to a place of acceptance and gratitude.

When we question anything about our personality or physical traits, we are asking an all good, all wonder working God why we are bad produce which is an illusion because nothing God makes has any default.

This should lead us to a place, not of that toxic 21st Century propaganda of self-love but of self-respect and wonder at the work of God’s hands which you are one of. Do you know it is true?

This also does not excuse for bad character, irresponsibility or pride.

The fact is this: we are God’s workmanship and if we seem a bit complex that even we do not understand ourselves, it is a wonderful complexity only the Creator can understand.

When we arrive at this realisation with humble acceptance, we find freedom and live a life that brings glory to God, free from the opinion, commendation or condemnation of fellow flesh.

Can we dare say, ‘Thank You!’ to our Creator for this wonder? Everything God makes is wonderful. You are not the exception. You are not that special to be. The only exception is Christ who though He was in flesh, knew no sin!

Lame, blind, extrovert, stammerer, corpulent, slim, hour-glass figure, watermelon shape, introvert, shy, bold, thin lips, tongue-tied, large eyeballs, scanty hair, full hair, tall, short, black, orange, grey, white…. ‘WONDERFUL ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS!’

How dare we wish any different?

‘Before I formed You, I knew You…’ Thank You, Lord.


“The Christian God is always looking for people to save.”

– S.O Olatunji

“The only liberty a saint has is the liberty not to use his liberty.”

– Oswald Chambers 

“Never confuse the trial of faith with the ordinary discipline of life, because a great deal of what we call the trial of faith is the inevitable result of being alive.”

– Oswald Chambers 

“To read the Bible according to God’s providential order in your circumstances is the only way to read it, viz., in the blood and passion of personal life.”

-Oswald Chambers 

“The words of the Lord hurt and offend until there is nothing left to be hurt or offended. “

– Oswald Chambers 

“God’s purpose is not simply to make us beautiful, plump grapes, but to make us grapes so that He may squeeze the sweetness out of us.”

-Oswald Chambers

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