Sunday, August 14, 2011

God's Thumbprint

Becoming Who GOD Created Me to Be:

Have you ever moved? I have been blessed to move many times. I hate the act of moving. Not necessarily experiencing different places but packing, moving, unpacking and praying nothing valuable was broken or lost. But I have to say one of the worst parts is when you get to the new house and your opening boxes of stuff and you think to yourself (unless your me and say it out loud to yourself)  :) What is this? Where did this come from? What am I supposed to do with this? Why do I still have this? What does this go with? How am I supposed to use this?

In the same way that I look at the mess of boxes and useless junk, I can see a reflection of myself.  You see, I have this junk in my life, for instance: insecurity, pride, jealousy, an un-Holy temper, sometimes I feel awkward, different. You know, like your thumbprint. It's uniquely different.

Here's what I'm coming to realize. Just like your thumbprint, God created you uniquely. All of the "what on earth am I supposed to do with this" stuff is put there by Him. I am God's thumbprint! He wants to take all of that junk and use it to develop me into what He's wanting me, created me to be. 

I struggle with looking at people who are doing amazing things for God and I think to myself, "Oh how I'd like to be more like them. If only I could speak as eloquently as them or look like them or be used by God in that way."  When that is such an Unholy attitude disguised by innocence. Justifying, since their life is doing great things for God then it's not wrong to strive to be like them.

That's wrong! It completely strips God of His authority over My life. He created us uniquely different. He gave us our "imperfections", along with our unique passions. He wants our full surrender of them so that He can continue to shape and mold them into His likeness. Not that so that we can "One Day" be used. Nope, your meant to be used today, but constantly surrendering and allowing Him to use them to shape you into His reflection.

Your life is not supposed to be modeled after anyone else but HIM!  You are God's Thumb Print. Own up to it and allow Him control of your "imperfections" and "Passions" so that you can be a vessel used to the fullness of it's desired Design!

Phillipians 4:11-13 (ESV)
...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

His Clay~


  1. Our life IS to be only modeled after Him! I love the fact that he is continually shaping me and making me into the woman he desires.

  2. This is awesome, Melissa: "All of the 'what on earth am I supposed to do with this' stuff is put there by Him. I am God's thumbprint! He wants to take all of that junk and use it to develop me into what He's wanting me, created me to be."

    How wonderful! God didn't create any "junky" or useless parts of who we are -- he had an express purpose for every nuance he bestowed on us. I love it.

  3. Yes. And the lovely thing is that--if we love Him and are called according to His purpose--He uses everything...everything!...even our sins and shortcomings for the good! God bless you, Sister. Here from Michelle's Graceful.

  4. I am so guilty of this. I need to value the gifts He's placed in me, rather than crave for the gifts of others.

  5. Thank you for reminding me of this. I need to be mindful and thankful for my "print". It is different than yours or others but it is uniquely mine and I am blessed to have it. I love how you remind me to "unpack" and look at all I am as often we take so much time comparing and contrasting that we miss or forget that we are irreplaceable ourselves!