I was at the store the other day looking at paints in the craft isle. There was a mother and daughter browsing around. I overheard the daughter say to the mom, “I wish we were a craft family.” This had me thinking about how we seem to “wish” we were somebody we are not. Why do we do this? Why do we feel that our own lives are not as good as somebody else’s life? I am a person who loves crafts and it just comes naturally to me. But, that being said, I wish at times I was good at something else like other people. I think that this is something that most people struggle with. It is so easy to look at somebody else and want their skills/talents. Satan wants us to be envious and jealous over other people because when we are, we take away the beauty of how God created us. We tend to think it is better on the other side. Something we don’t have is what we actually want. God did not create us all to have the same skills/talents. It just wouldn’t work in this world if we all had the same interests, jobs and hobbies. This is what makes the world go around. God knew what he was doing when he planned it this way.
This is also true for the church. 1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. God gave us all different gifts for a reason. A church body cannot run if we all had the same gifts. We can’t all be the the Pastor, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Teacher, etc. We need to be different from each other. This is what I love about God’s plan. He is perfect in his ways. It is knowing what our gifts are and using it for His Glory not ours. This is how I learn to accept what he has given me and not be “wishing” I was somebody he has not created me to be.
We are all made beautiful in his eyes. Embrace the gifts he has given you and run with it. He has given us gifts that he believes is perfect for us. Let’s not “wish” were were somebody else. Love who you are and ask God how you can use your talents/gifts to work for him and not for men. I praise him always!