In the social media world we live in today, it can be so easy to let comparison take control of your life. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media- it helps me spread my blog with others and post my daily picture of my sweet boy. But when you start comparing yourself and your life to those on screen, you start to question “Why did God make me this way?”
I’ll share my heart a little bit and tell you that Drew and I have been trying to get pregnant with our second child. As the months and months go by, and with every post I see about another woman pregnant, the questioning starts: “God must think I can’t handle another kid.” “They probably have their life together and ours is far from it.” “I must not be a good mom to Oliver.” I question EVERYTHING that God placed in me when He made me a mom the first time.
But what I and many of us seem to forget, is that God doesn’t make mistakes. He didn’t accidentally make me a mom the first time, He knew that He was placing a sweet, sweet boy in the hands of a couple who was going to love and cherish him.
Just like He didn’t accidentally make you and the outward and inward qualities that you have. He didn’t accidentally place you in the place you are now. He made us and our lives the way we are because He knew what we could do with them. BUT- we choose how we take on what God has placed in us.
One example I have is my pastor and his wife; They have three special needs sons. One could easily say that they have the right to question God, but they don’t. Instead they CHOSE to embrace their sons and their life and use it help others with the same situation. They are currently in the process of making our church a special needs inclusive church. They want to reach the parents of children with special needs and let them know they’re not alone. That they have a place at our church, but more importantly, that God has a place for them.
What are you going to do with how God made you? Are you going to have self pity, constantly bringing yourself down and never knowing what you are truly capable of? Or are you going to embrace whatever God made FOR YOU and choose to use for good?
God doesn’t make mistakes, He didn’t make a mistake when He made you and He still isn’t making a mistake in how He sees you.