When we grumble about the way we've been made or what we've been given we are criticizing God.
Melissa Spoelstra in her study on 1 Corinthians writes, "It's easy to fix our eyes on others and, consequently, fail to appreciate and use the gifts we have been given. Longing for a gift the Lord hasn't given me communicates my lack of trust in His decisions."
Psalm 139 tells us that each of us have been "fearfully and wonderfully made."
When we don't embrace ourselves as ourselves we do a disservice to us, to God and to this world. The world and the church need us to be fully us. To be fully alive in Christ. To be wholy the person God created each of us to be.
Let's not waste time wishing we were something else. Let's not waste time wishing we looked a different way. Let's not waste time wishing we could do what someone else can do. The gifts and talents God gave us are ideally suited to who we are. Use them for Him. Revel in your own creation. Thank Him for your hands that work, your feet that work, your taste buds; your eyes. Thank Him for all these things.
My husband spoke about this yesterday in our church. What a good sermon it was. If you would like to listen and be blessed click here.