Don’t Ask Why

But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed ask him who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?”

-Romans 9:20 (NIV)

At some point in your life, you have probably asked God, “Why am I like this?”, thinking He doesn’t even have an answer. Maybe you ask him why you blush easily. Maybe you ask him why He made you so painfully shy. There are thousands of qualities that you could pick from to criticize yourself. God is telling you to stop. Imagine if you drew a picture. You knew it was perfect exactly as created. It was just what you had envisioned and you loved what you had made. What if it suddenly spoke to you and asked you why you had drawn a line in a certain place? Or made this part a certain color? What if it told you it hated how it looked and wanted to be redrawn to look like something else? You would wonder how it doesn’t see what you see, right? That is what God hears every time you wish you could be like someone else. God created you. He loves you and has a purpose that only you can fulfill. Embrace it, be yourself, and thank God for who you are.

Besides, we’re talking about God. We’re talking about the creator of the universe. Do you really think you could do better than the one who made the stars?

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