As a young girl I plucked petals from a daisy to determine whether or not a boy liked me. Did you ever do that? Maybe this dates me. I don’t know if the game is still being played in this current generation, but this is the message we’ll ponder today.
I promised to take you through my journey of learning what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP. This is my starting revelation.
HSPs tend to overthink things. I am no exception. I am constantly thinking I’m not good enough and trying to figure out how to be better. I go from knowing God loves me to thinking He is surely disappointed.
Love Me Like I Am by For King & Country resonates with me as I sing along “It’s amazing that you can love me like I am.” But as I considered those words, I saw the irony of them.
I asked myself, Why is that amazing? Why is it hard to believe He loves me when I believe he created me and knew me before the foundation of the world? Doesn’t it make sense that God loves what He creates and takes joy in His creation as He brings us into our purpose?
Let’s look at some scriptures.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.Genesis 1:31 NLT
Here we see “God don’t make no junk” (a saying made famous by Ethel Waters) and also seen in this next verse.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.Psalms 139:13-16 NLT
And again here:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:10 ESV
But here’s what we do, we question God.
Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?”Romans 9:20 NLT
The book, Sensitive & Strong, begins with helping me see that what I may think of as a shortcoming or something that needs fixing, is a God-given gift to be used for His purpose.
God is amazing. It should come as no surprise that He loves what He creates, and even loves the process as He continues to bring us to completion.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.Philippians 1:6 NLT
I believe it’s time for me to get on the same page with my Creator, the Author and Finisher of my faith. (Hebrews 12:2)
I pray for you, too, to find what gifts God has placed within you, and to see yourself as His masterpiece.
Grace & Peace,
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