More than a decade ago my husband spoke this verse over me. He was my boyfriend at the time and I’ll never forget that moment. I was doubting my worth, my purpose. I was so unsure of myself and if God could use me. Timid, fearful. I still struggle with some of those same identity issues. However, when I struggle and I hear this verse I am able to go back to that suspended memory of my sweet man pointing my eyes up when all I wanted to do was look at my feet in discouragement. Yesterday I looked up at the sky and saw a masterpiece. Sun shining and the clouds were painted beautifully, I was reminded again of this verse.
Workmanship. Poetry. Masterpiece.
I’m not sure where you are in life. Wondering what your purpose is? Unsure if God is even doing anything in your life? Maybe you are not sure you “deserve” for God to use you.
If it’s yes, me too.
Today I heard the song “Symphony” by Switch. “Through all of this chaos, YOU are writing a symphony.” A symphony. God already knows the end of your masterpiece, He knows the notes, the details, the highs and lows. He knows the notes that will be hit and the ones that will be missed. Maybe, life with Christ is letting Him teach us the song He wrote for us or the masterpiece He is revealing one brush stroke at a time. He is making us aware of the masterpiece we are in Him. Maybe the masterpiece is us learning and growing and unlearning and regrowing. The undoing of our old ways and allowing Him to make us new.
Being made into a masterpiece doesn’t always feel beautiful. But I bet anyone who has laid paint to a canvas isn’t sure what the end product will look like, but at the end they step back and say, “Yes! This is it! I didn’t even know it would look this beautiful.” Or someone sitting down to write a song, the words begin to flow, the lyrics fall together, and the rhythm makes you tap your feet. It all comes together.
As we learn to walk in this truth that we are God’s masterpiece, a work He is proud of. It’s ugly at first, we miss terribly. Our dance moves are less than. But all the sudden we start putting one step to the next. Seeing connections, feeling His presence more and more. Healing. We begin to lean more into Him, trusting He is who He says He is. We can trust this process of becoming. Becoming His masterpiece. It’s worth every step. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. And telling you too. It is worth it.