Ah, a Masterpiece!!!

Created for Something More… sounds like a great idea, right? We like the idea of having a purpose in our life, yet there are many of us out there that question if we have a purpose in our lives. I questioned this for years! I remember sitting out on the curb in front of my house the night before I was to graduate from high school talking to my best friend Jason. We were talking about our futures. That fall, Jason was headed off to the University of Arkansas to purse his degree in the field of computers and I was heading to ASU – Beebe for a business degree. I remember telling Jason that I believed he was going to make all of his dreams come true because he was a dream maker, a leader who would do great things. He made a comment similar to mine and I told him that he was crazy. I told him I was just a follower. The reason why I told him that is because I didn’t see any real value or worth in my life. That was in May of 1992, and for the next 7 years I would live my life without purpose….why? The answer is for the same reason why everyone else lives their lives without purpose; I did not realize that God created me for something more!

Last week I shared Ephesian 2:10 with you as the foundation for this blog.

“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.” (NLT)

I love this verse! It is so powerful and so uplifting! It whispers volumes as to how God feels about you and me! Can you hear it? Listen closely… You, yes you, you are God’s masterpiece! Did you catch that? You are a masterpiece! When I hear the word masterpiece I think of art work like paintings by the master painters’ such as da Vinci, Michelangelo and Bernini. These great artists created some of the world greatest art. According to Paul, you and I are the greatest masterpieces of all time! We are the Master Artist masterpiece! God created us! We are so special to Him. Just like there is only one Mona Lisa, there is just one of you in this world! He created you just the way you are! There is no one that has the same personality as you. No one looks just like you (even if you are an identical twin, you really are not truly identical!). No one with the same gifts, talents, desires, and passions as you. There is no one just like you! The truth is, God created you just the way you are for Him! You are special and unique. He took His chisel and chipped away at you until you were just the way He wanted you. Then He picked up His paint brush and gently stroked of color the your skin, eyes and hair to His liking. When God finished He stood back and smiled to Himself and said: “Ah another Masterpiece!”  That’s right; the Creator said that about you!

Do you see yourself as God’s Masterpiece? Why or why not?

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About Jacob Ricker

Christ-Follower! Husband to his bestfriend, Holly, dad to 3 cool kids, Peyton, Caitlyn, & Megan. Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church.

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