Thankful Opportunities

Welcome to another Thankful Monday post in November.  Today’s verse comes from the Biblical book of Psalm: Psalm 139:14 shares “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”

It’s not easy to be human is it?  We’ve got lots of flaws, imperfections and weaknesses.  Think about the beauty industry, the fitness industry or health care industry if you’re not sure you, or anyone else, has flaws.  But with each of those flaws, we’ve got an opportunity to let God turn it into an opportunity for transformation and spiritual victory.  So while I’m going to share a few brief thoughts on this verse, and the topic of flaws and spiritual victory, I invite you to think about what makes you you!

Having layers of likes and dislikes, layers of education and experience, and a host of friends and acquaintances, I think it’s fair to say we’re each very complex human beings.  Even the spiritual masters who live far away from people are complex, as are the individuals who live alone on farms or in the countryside, away from other people.

God made you and I complex for a reason.  We’re complex because if we weren’t we would be pretty boring people!  Our complexities keep life interesting for us, and also give us plenty of things to work on throughout our lives.  It also gives God an opportunity to shine through us, because while we can, and do, give Him credit for the great things we can do, we also can do amazing things in areas that are weaknesses for us, because God does the work instead of us!

Finally, make sure you are thankful for your talents, complexities and weaknesses.  All are parts of you.  We’ve heard it said that you’re only as strong as your weakest area.  And while it’s not always worth the time and effort to really build up and work on that weakness, it is important to be aware of that weakness so you know to find support for that area of your life.

The more thankful you are for the complexities, aka opportunities and abilities, that you have, the more complete and happy you will feel with yourself and your life no matter what obstacles you face.  Share your thoughts on the amazing abilities and complexities you have been given below.


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