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.
Isn't this Scripture amazing? I can hardly comprehend the profound message it is revealing. It tells me that my God in Heaven has "created" and "woven" the very fabric of my being into something that is wonderful. That means everything about me! My height; the color of my eyes; the sound of my voice; how I walk; my naturally curly hair; the size of my feet; down to the placement of every mole and freckle .... he created my physical body, keeping in mind how He would use all my days for His glory.
But not only did He form my "frame" and my "unformed body" as verses 15 and 16 tell me; but he created my "inmost being", as verse 13 relates. This means that my emotional makeup and natural personality are no mistake. My desire to closet myself away and bury myself in a book rather than desire the company of raucous crowds is the way God made me. The fact that I cry easily and am moved by stories of sacrifice and unconditional love, is no accident. I am "wired" this way because God "knitted" me together in the fashion He knew could serve Him best.
Isn't that astounding? God has created us both physically and emotionally for His good and His glory for the exact number of days He has planned for us --- and all before we even existed on this earth! That doesn't mean that we can use this miracle of life to excuse our sinful ways ... "God made me this way!" doesn't let us off the hook for bad behavior. That is just us acting out for our good and our self-interest.
No, this Scripture should remind us that the things we are naturally drawn to --- whether it is art, or writing, or song, or athletics, or teaching, or welding, or math, or whatever; these are the things that God has uniquely wired into each individual. And they have been placed there by God for "all the days ordained" for us. However long He has predetermined our lives to be, He has made us "fearfully and wonderfully" for His purposes. Our talents and our interests are to be used to fulfill His will for our lives, and ultimately to show Him to the world.
This should give each of us pause. How am I using all that He has made me to be for His good and His glory? Why would I waste one minute of one day bemoaning what I don't have? He has given me all I need to live a life dedicated to Him. He has plans for me! We should see our very existence through the lens of how God made us to reflect His glory. Now, don't you feel special? You should ... because you are!