This week, I discovered some less than flattering words had been said about me. Things that I knew weren’t true.. but they still bothered me.
At first, I shook it off. But the more I thought about, then angrier I got. Like The Hulk, you-won’t-like-me-when-I’m-angry kind of angry. How dare someone call me names! How dare they lie! It’s bad enough to think hateful things about someone, but a thousand times worse to go around saying it to others.
But then, I took a step back. Over and over again I have seen God’s promises in my life. Over and over again He has remained faithful to me. Over and over again I am blessed by Him.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. ~Psalm 139:13-14
I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am a daughter of the King. He has created me to be who I am. He has given me purposes to fulfill and abilities to complete them. He knit me together and created me from the inside out. He loves me. Abundantly, completely.
I am so far from perfect. But I try my best. So in the end, no matter how much my flesh wants to explain our family’s choices and give haters an earful.. it doesn’t matter. If I am following the Lord’s direction for my life, that is what counts. No one will ever agree with everyone’s choices. My job isn’t to listen to negative comments. My job is to praise the Lord for His works in my life – including how He designed me! In the end the negative comments don’t matter. I am living in peace because my heavenly father says I am fearfully and wonderfully made!