Monthly Archives: January 2015
When I was growing up quality was attached to anything made in America. Americans took pride in everything manufactured and produced in this country and so did everyone else around the world. There weren’t any questions about how well it was made, because you knew the inherent quality that went into making it.
It was this pride that led us to know that quality had gone into every detail. We automatically knew it would wear better, operate more efficiently, and last longer; simply because it was manufactured and made in America. Each manufacturer coveted a stamp of approval and was proud to display, “Made in America” on their products.
There is a label inside of us that says, “Made by God.” When you become the person God created you to be all of humankind can look at you and know there is a standard of quality that has gone into you that is second to none.
The only way you can wear that label of quality is that you allow God to come in and chisel away anything unlike Him. You allow Him to mold you and shape you from the inside out. You allow Him to come and cut out anything that does not belong there. Only He knows the inherent qualities that make you special and unique. Only He knows what truly makes you—you. It is only then your authentic self emerges and everyone knows you have been stamped with a divine sign of approval that you have been fearfully and wonderfully “Made By God.”
Are you representig the label well in the marketplace?
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalms 139:12-13
Father, Bless me to become all You created. More than anyone else, You alone know who you created me to be. Continue to mold and shape me for your purpose and for your glory. In the process, the person you envisioned will emerge and everyone will know that I am a product of the One who fearfully and wonderfully made me to be a marketplace influencer. Amen.