God’s masterpiece

Masterpiece—a person’s greatest piece of work, a consummate example of skill or excellence of any kind. 

We are God’s masterpiece; God’s workmanship; God’s handiwork; God’s creatures – we are God’s new creation in Christ Jesus. Let it sink in for a second. So often we praise God when we see His mountain views and sunsets, yet we look at ourselves with disapproval and discouragement. The wonderful truth of this verse is that God created you with His own hands, and considers you His masterpiece. He made you with a beauty and complexity that the world does not see and gave you a unique purpose here on earth. 

Often, we place our self-worth in the type of clothes we wear, the car we drive, our accomplishments, our financial status, our relationship status, our appearance etc. We are told from social media that we must be more, accomplish more, and be ‘#goals’. It’s easy to feel pressure and at times feel lost. However, we must be strong enough to look past the world, to see ourselves through the eyes of God. Trust your Creator to tell you who you are and what He has prepared for you [and you will enter into a peace that surpassess all understanding]. 

Ephesians 2:10 continues to say ‘He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago’. There are two takeaways from the last part of verse ten. Firstly, it is only by God’s grace that we have been saved. The salvation we have access to is not something we had to earn through actions etc, but through faith. [Salvation is a free gift of grace from God]. And secondly, God prepared what He wanted us to do for Him long ago. We do not need to copy what someone else has done or is doing. He has a unique plan for each of us to serve Him in this world. God wants you to be confident in who He made you to be.

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