Thursday, May 26, 2011

God, why did you make me like this?


Why me? Why did God make
me this way?

Many of us girls struggle with self-image and how we look. We put so much pressure on ourselves to look perfect that we lose sight of who God created us to be. We straighten our curly hair, cover up our face, and try to change the way God made us. Why? To somehow correct or fix what God divinely, uniquely created. We let ourselves become frustrated and upset with the way God made us just because it doesn't seem like we have the ideal appearance.

Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India, struggled with the same things we do. As a young girl, Amy prayed and asked God to change her brown eyes to blue eyes like her mother's. After spending 53 years in India, saving thousands of children from Hindu idol temples and grave danger, she realized why God gave her brown eyes. If she was a blue eyed woman, the difference between her, an Irish white woman, and the Indian people would be even more prominent. Amy wouldn't have been able to gain entry into many of the places she did were it not for her brown eyes. When God designed Amy Carmichael, He already had a plan created for her life. He knew where she would go and what she would need, and equipped her with those things as a baby.

Romans 9:20
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”

We have no right to ask God why He made us like He did. Who are we to talk back to God? Who are we to tell God He didn't really know what He was doing?

God created each of us for a specific plan and purpose that we might not ever understand. Whenever you are frustrated with how God made you, think of Amy. Think of how God used her brown eyes to save thousands of children from horrible situations. How great is our God! God made each of us the way we are because He knows what we need. Our God is so good.

In His Love,

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