My Unique Role

This devotion was first published in The Upper Room.

I praise you [Lord] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  (Psalm 139:14)
I enjoy walking around the block and taking in the many colors of the plants and flowers. It amazes me how effortlessly the flowers seem to blossom, each bringing their own uniqueness, splendor, and contribution to the garden. Together the plants form a majestic oasis amid the pavement.

In taking time to notice the intricate details of God’s creation, I realized that we all can learn from these wonderful plants. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and fragrances, yet they don’t compare or compete. They seem effortlessly content with how God has made them. I believe God intends for us to be this way as well.

God made each of us unique. When we embrace the way God made us and continues to shape us, we can stand with confidence, knowing that there will never be anyone exactly like us. Just as a garden needs many varieties of plants, the body of Christ needs many different members. We may not be perfect, but we are certainly precious. The more fully we believe that, the more God can use us as gifts and blessings to others.
- Gursimran Chhatwal (Haryana, India)
Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, help us to see our beauty and to avoid comparisons. Remind us to embrace our unique role in the world so that we may bless others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1 Comment

Sarah - June 20th, 2022 at 4:11pm

Thank you for your message.