Day 31 (25 Mar 2020) – Understanding your shape

Psalm 139:13 (MSG)

You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb.

Nobody else can be me.The older I get, the more I think how significant this statement is. Over the years I have watched as God has guided my life and crafted a path that fits so well with how uniquely He has made me.

I think when I was younger I was looking for God to use me in some dramatic earth-shattering fashion. And yet as I look back I can see more and more how a simple word here, or a kind act there can make a difference over the long haul.

Perhaps no one thing I do or say will be the definitive moment of my life.  But a daily series of kind actions and thoughtful, empathic words over the course of a lifetime will add up to a life of significance. I don’t have to do it all perfectly. I just have to keep trying and leave the rest up to God.

I’ll finish with a quote: “And yet I decide, every day, to set aside what I can do best and attempt what I do very clumsily–open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride.”
― Eugene H. Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society

Written by Shelley Witt

6 replies
  1. Kerrie says:

    Thanks Shelley. So important especially right now…..
    “But a daily series of kind actions and thoughtful, empathic words over the course of a lifetime will add up to a life of significance. I don’t have to do it all perfectly. I just have to keep trying and leave the rest up to God.”

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  2. Mini Cherian says:

    Thanks Shelley for those thoughtful powerful words ” I don’t have to do it all perfectly. I just have to keep trying and leave the rest up to God”. Yes when we fall in love with God, we see there is not reason for us to be proud of anything. God bless you Shelley.

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  3. Mandy says:

    Thank you Shelley. This is a reminder to continually thank God for how He made us to be, and to just get on with what He has placed in our hands.

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