“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14)
Did you know that there are over 350,000 different species of beetles in the world? In size, these beetles range anywhere from 0.01 inches to 4 inches. The beautiful thing about this is that we can see characteristics of our God through his creation. Through this assortment of beetles, I believe God is showing us that he is a God of variety and how much he values uniqueness. He hand-crafted you different from anyone else in the history of the world. There has never been another person who shares your looks, passions, gifting and testimony. Twins might share some similarities in looks, but they are never exactly alike in every aspect. Learning this truth years ago helped me so much in my walk with Christ and understanding his purpose for my life. The world tells you to comply with the standards of whatever popular magazine you read, or that you need to be a certain weight or height to be beautiful. This is a trap set by the devil, because the reality is that God made you exactly the way he wanted you in order to become who he has called you to be. There is so much freedom in knowing that you were created on purpose with a special blend of gifts, passions, size, shape and calling to achieve something that only YOU can do. It’s easy to compare yourself to others, but remember, no one is better at being you than you are.