For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
We are God's masterpiece. The definition of masterpiece* is a person's greatest work. I don't know about you but I don't always feel like a masterpiece. A lot of times I feel lost or like a failure. I know God has a plan and a purpose for my life but I get confused on what that means I am supposed to be doing today....or..... I completely blow it, yell at my kids, zone out and feel like the day is a waste.
However, no matter what yesterday looked like, the truth of the verse holds true for my life and for yours. I am God's masterpiece. Long ago, before time began, He saw my life. He created and crafted me just the way I am so that I could use what He gave me to bring Him glory. He planned good things for me to do for Him and others in my lifetime.
I don't have to have it all figured out today. I can just hold on to the truth that, "He who began a good work in my will complete it."* I can rest in the fact that, "God is working in me, giving me the desire and the power to do what pleases Him"* today if I want Him to.
I'm so thankful that all He asks us to do is Abide* in Him. He knows we couldn't handle seeing into the future. He simply wants us to trust Him, listening to His voice and believing in His promises for us are true.
*dictionary.com*Phil 1:6 *Phil 2:10 *John 15:4