“You are His workmanship” (Eph. 2:10).
All too often, as disciples of Messiah we forgot who and what we are to be, when we struggle to be relevant, of importance, or influential.
The word “workmanship” in Greek is a cognate of the English word “poem,” another way, “You are His poem,” created in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus. The written poem cannot say back to the Author, “I don’t like the words You have used to create me, give me better words, even more meaningful, more beautiful words.” After all, the poem comes alive by those words.
God is the poet, you are His poem, and as you are refined by word and breath, you will be read by those around you with the rhythm of His life, provided you stop attempting to erase and substitute the words of His poem, for what is more desirable.
Much like the clay and Potter, the poem of your life in Messiah is a unique expression of He who is in you. You are written to be a representation of the Authors heart for those around you to read, not a critic of your own story.
Be well. Shalom.
(Pictures: Ephesians 2:8-10 in Hebrew.)