I come from a large family consisting of seven siblings…six girls and one boy. We range in ages from 48 to 31. And what do you know? I am the baby of them all. My closest relationship is with my sister who is two years older than me. We shared the same bed as children and when our parents could afford separate beds, we continued to share the same bedroom through high school. We worked together at Dominos as teenagers. We went to college together and worked at Convergys together as well. After college, we moved to Jacksonville together and lived in the same apartment together. We both like to carry paper towels in our hands as somewhat of a comfort zone. As you can imagine, we exhibit characteristics like that of twins, and jinx each other more often than not.
However, as much as we have in common, we are very unique individuals. When Jehovah created each and everyone of us, he had our specific makeup in mind and Matthew 10:30 says that "even the very hairs on [our] head are numbered." Some have led me to think that my chemistry, personality and makeup are contrary to the will of God because I tend to be very analytical and fact driven. (I love Math if that helps to validate it :-)). Nevertheless, this does not mean that I lack faith because I like to plan or am judgmental if I state the facts. My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, reassured me that I can channel my being through His will to His glory and that “all things will work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose” (Romans: 8:28 KJV). He also tells me to speak the truth in love, keeping in mind to exercise wisdom and pray to get the mind of God before doing so (Ephesians 4:15). I was comforted when I came to the realization that He approves of how He made me because my personality says to Him “order” and my Father whose image I am made in commands that “all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV).
So, if you sometimes feel your makeup is inadequate…just remember that God formed you in the womb and knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV). Allow Him to use your being to His glory!
Charity L. Weston