Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
I was in a friend’s car recently when he was describing the different kind of leather materials that can be found in a car. He informed me that the leather on his dashboard and seats were handmade, which makes it more expensive than others. To the untrained eye, the hand-stitched leather didn’t look like much or that glamorous for that matter, and if I was not told about it, I would have put it in the category of ordinary leathers. However, you could tell and smell that it was quality, carefully made and given much detail to attention. The perfection was unrivalled.
Sometimes we look at ourselves and don’t rate ourselves much based on what we see from the outside. We sometimes even tend to see other people or objects in our lives and tend to either judge or cast aside at first glance. Such people or objects are placed in our lives and we wonder why they are there or what value they could add to our lives by their mere presence. Like the leather in my friend’s car, we wonder why such an ordinary-looking characteristic is present in our lives.
But we should remember that we are God’s work of art, and we are endowed with quality stuff and have quality strategically placed around us. We should also remember that good quality is not loud or flamboyant. It has that understated excellence that causes one to sit up and take notice. Like the hand-stitched leather placed in that expensive car, you are God’s workmanship placed in a position to be soon admired and cause those around you to sit up and take notice. As I enjoyed the interior of that expensive car, so would you enjoy and be enjoyed by everyone and everything linked with you. Be ready to be used for good works, living the good life which God has pre-arranged and made ready for you.
So maybe you are at the point of being hand-stitched, be patient because, like the end of any arduous process, you will become a masterpiece, ready to be placed in a place of admiration, discussed and become a blessing.
Have a lovely week.
Every Grace & Peace
Apostle Kenny Adeshugba