Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God — you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration — what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day (Psalm 139:13-16 MESSAGE).

God made you and then broke the mold. Every single baby is a brand new idea from the mind of God. Scan history for your replica; you won't find it. God tailor-made you. You aren't one of many bricks in the mason's pile or one of a dozen bolts in the mechanic's drawer. You are it!

And if you aren't you, we won't ever get you. The world misses out. You offer a gift to society that no one else brings. When you and I do what we do the best, and do it for the glory of God, the Bible says that we are "marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body" (Romans 12:5 MESSAGE). You play no small part because there is no small part to be played when God crafts you. God "shaped each person in turn" (Psalm 33:15 MESSAGE). We need you to be you. And you need to be you.

Because when God made you, he broke the mold!

God made you and then broke the mold.

Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot

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