“God made you special and He loves you very much” – veggie tales
Those vegetables remind my kids of this at the end of every episode. So simple, so true and sometimes so hard to remember. Maybe not the “He loves you very much” part but the whole “God made you special” thing can get us some times (maybe I am speaking for too many with the “us” and should just say “me”).
This is all without getting into how we are all different shapes and sizes…lets talk personality. Yes, when God made you He got specific. I remind myself of this at times….even when it comes to my children…they are individuals for sure 🙂
I’ve known introverts who think God made a mistake in making them that way. Like there is something wrong with their quiet. I’ve even heard people talk to them as if there was something wrong with them. Then there is me. I’m pretty much extrovert defined. At one point in time, I wondered if God had made a personality mistake. As a man at the church I spent all of my teenagers in used to say to me “God broke the mold and hurt his hand when He made you”. I know for sure God did not hurt His hand…
Ever prayed “Dear Lord, help me to not talk so much, not be so loud”…um, I mean no, me either! I remember wondering if I was too much to handle. Too loud, too quiet (not me, other people), too emotional, too non-emotional. To quote Stasi Eldridge “too much and not enough all at the same time
I do not at all underestimate the necessity and power of listening and quiet. I’ve said before that I am grateful for our differences in strengths…thank God we are not all the same. Surprisingly, I’ve learned (and continue to learn…if only it was a mastered art) when and when not to speak…my teenage years were full of my opinions getting me in trouble. I also outgrew the hyperactivity of childhood…even though I still run everywhere like a 7yr old. We grow…as we should. However, I am still an extrovert, that has not changed with age 🙂 I now know that that was no mistake.
So all this to say “God made you special and He loves you very much”!