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“What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?”

A thought by Rick Warren, (2012-10-23) from his book, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Purpose Driven Life, The) (p. 35). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

Rick posed this question at the end of his chapter, You Are Not an Accident.  In this chapter he deals with the fact that God created you the way you are with a purpose.  In other words you are not an accident. 

I am also reading the Apostle John’s view of Jesus and what He said and did while He was here on earth.  In the beginning of Chapter 9 there is a story about a blind man.  And the disciples who were with Him asked Him a good question, “Who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind? 

Have you ever asked the same thing about something in you that you don’t like?  Like that characteristic is a curse or something.  Society has set a standard that is not a standard of God.  Remember, He created you and you are not an accident.

Jesus did answer the question about the blind man.  It says in John 9:3 (English Standard Version), “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him”

How about accepting that which you call as an imperfection. accept it as a specific design by God.  You are a work of God that was designed with a purpose behind it.  Accept it, cherish it and acknowledge that you are a work of art that was created by deep love.

Now there are some unhealthy qualities that I have created myself so I need to do something about those.  There is sin in my life that I needed to confess, there are unhealthy actions that I need to change, there are character qualities that I need to enhance.  But those things that I cannot change I need to accept and not fight.

So what are some of those areas in you?


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