Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
During the course of the teenage years, teens undoubtedly will encounter several obstacles they need to overcome. Perhaps one of the biggest struggles for teens is not with family, friends, or peer pressure; rather, it is with themselves. Before a teenager can ever win in the public arena of life, he must first win the private battle within himself. Victory begins with the person in the mirror.
“young people can never be used to their full potential until they learn to accept how God has created them.”
In a recent poll, teens were asked to name ten things they would change in the world if they could. The number one answer was their appearance. Why do you suppose the cosmetic industry is such a multi-billion-dollar industry? The reason is because people are not satisfied with how God has created them. The danger of this obstacle is that young people can never be used to their full potential until they learn to accept how God has created them.
The Bible says in Psalm 139:14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” When we stop to consider how we are constructed by God, our conclusion is that we are wonderfully made!
Consider these interesting facts about the human body:
- Every square inch of the human body has 19 million skin cells.
- The human brain has 100 billion neurons.
- The body has 446 muscles.
- The brain is 80% water.
- In a lifetime, the human heart will pump over 1 million barrels of blood.
Teenager, understand today that your life has value because of Who created you. You and I weren’t created by evolution nor did we evolve from monkeys; no, we were created by the precious hand of God. God never has and never will make a mistake in His creation! Your nose, eyes, ears, mouth, and skin color were all designed by God. Genesis 1:31 says, “And God saw that every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” You have been uniquely designed by God. Nobody who ever has lived or will live has had the same thumbprint as yours. Even twins, though they may look similar in appearance when they are born, have quite different fingerprints. Can you imagine a world where everyone looked the same? That would be awful! Instead, God, in His infinite wisdom, has created us all to be different.
Why don’t we today learn to accept who we are and how we look? God doesn’t make mistakes, and you were not an afterthought for God. Sometime during the course of this day, look at yourself in the mirror and decide to accept how God has made you. When you do this, your effectiveness for the cause of Christ will be greatly enhanced.“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”