None of us like to buy cheap junk, so we have our ways of testing things to see how well they’re made. I like checking reviews on the internet about almost any significant purchase I make. When buying furniture, I always knock on it to see if it’s made of wood or the cheaper particle board. I know one person who kicks the legs of tables and chairs before he buys them to see if they’re solid or not.
In Psalm 139:14, David writes
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
When it comes to making people, God is a master craftsman. He not only uses the best materials with the finest workmanship, but he custom designs each of us for unique purposes, and he gives both an eternal guarantee and a lifetime service plan. We were made to be used in God’s eternal plan to redeem all of mankind.
Paul writes in Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
We are His workmanship, created for His purpose, and there are only two things can go wrong with us: 1) We doubt how unique and wonderful we are because of society’s hang ups about what is beautiful and precious, so we don’t live out our purpose; and 2) we discard the purpose God designed us for in order to follow a path of ease and self-fulfillment.
You are God’s creation, wonderfully made. Embrace your gifts and purpose, and reflect His love in a dark world, and your life will be more than you can possibly imagine!