November 16 2016 – You’re a masterpiece, God won’t settle for less.

In Job chapter 7 verses 17 & 18 Job makes the comment:

17 “What is man, that You should exalt him,
That You should set Your heart on him,
18 That You should visit him every morning,
And test him every moment?

Job in his agony and desperation asks why God pays so much attention to man. In Job’s case he may have asked this in the sense of enquiring why God marked man’s defects and flaws so closely, bringing hardship on his life to rectify those defects, feeling that that was what God was doing to him, hence his suffering and pain.

The truth is God does pay much attention to us, paying attention to our flaws and shortcomings, not to bring trouble on us as punishment for them, but to free us from them and help us reach our full potential. God’s focus and interest on our weaknesses is in fact a good thing that benefits us. As these verses say it is precisely so God can exalt us from the lesser, lower ways we live our lives and operate, to a higher better life because as verse 17 says, He has set His heart on us, He loves and values us.

God has set His heart on you, on doing the very best for you and giving the very best to you. His heart is set on making you into the very best you, you can be ! He is determined you don’t live below your potential and His virtuous blueprint for your life.

Just as a great master gives painstaking attention to one of his masterpieces so God gives painstaking attention to you.

As Paul says in Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

 You’re a masterpiece, God wont settle for less.

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