Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fitting in the crazy quilt of life

Haven't you ever noticed that getting a group of women together is like assembling a crazy quilt? We each have different shapes, sizes, colors, talents, and personalities.

Individually a woman may not have a magnetic personality, or seem attractive to others. Or a woman may have attributes that make her stand out and shine in a crowd. But when you assemble these women together, just as a quilt-maker assembles snippets and pieces of fabric, you get a beautiful mosaic that creates a picture of beauty.

It takes a master quilt maker to truly create something with beauty from so many little pieces that are little more than scraps.

Just the same it takes a Master Creator to assemble together women together as part of the body of Christ. When we each take our designed place, we contribute to a work that is more beautiful and more influential than anything we could do on our own.

But far too often women don't take their place for one reason or another.

I, for the longest time, wasn't truly where God wanted me to be because I felt inferior and insignificant. I would see all the women around me who had great talents and abilities, or who appeared to have it all together. I idolized them and I wanted to be just like them. I tried to be just like them, but it didn't work because I was not created to be them. God created me to be me.

I finally found where God designed me to fit in, when I truly accepted myself and who God created me to be.

We as women should not idolize other women because we feel that we are inferior. We should not feel that we have to be like some one else. We should be ourselves and love who God created us to be.

And realize, no matter how plain and ordinary we feel we are, we really are beautiful because of what we add to the bigger masterpiece where we belong.


Rescued from the Deep said...

I almost cried a little thinking of how beautiful a friend you are to me. And how being around you makes me feel okay with myself. You always know the right thing to say. I love the wisdom that flows from your lips(and fingertips). Thank you!

mamabear023 said...

Loved this post! I didn't realize how many people I put up on a pedestal and what it really meant. Very insightful post for me today, thanks!

Angela - Not SuperWoman said...

Thank you ladies. You both are such wonderful friends to me.