Q: I wish God had made me a different person. I’m just a very ordinary person without any talents or special abilities, and my life isn’t very exciting. It seems like other people get all the breaks. Why is life so unfair? — D.F.
A: Let me ask you a question: Did God make a mistake when he made you the way you are? Did he forget what he was doing, and leave something out when he made you?
No, of course not. God knew what he was doing, and he made you exactly the way he wanted you to be. Furthermore, you are unique; no one else in the world is exactly like you. (Think how dull the world would be if we were all exactly alike!) Even before you were born, God knew all about you, and he has a specific plan for you. God’s words to Jeremiah apply to every one of us: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
You may not be a celebrity or some other supposedly successful person you admire, but God gave you certain gifts and abilities, and the most fulfilling thing you can do is discover them and use them for his glory. Begin by discovering the most important truths you will ever know, that God loves you, and Christ gave his life for you. By faith open your heart and life to him today.
Then ask God to help you become the person he created you to be. Don’t let envy or jealousy or anything else keep you from his plan for your life. Instead, keep your eyes on Christ. The Bible says, “Be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you.’ ” (Hebrews 13:5)
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