Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11

Seeds of the Kingdom

Unique and Created for a Purpose

by Dotty Cockcroft

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:13-16, NLT

We’ve recently returned from a holiday in beautiful Scotland, and whilst we were there we hired a car, which had a significant registration number. On several occasions we had to remember it, and it was quite memorable. The first part was the initials of our eldest son, which is no big deal really, but the last part was UBU (which sounds like ‘you be you’ when spoken).

Amongst the rugged and generally unspoilt beauty in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland we were constantly reminded of God’s creation and the number plate reminded me daily to meditate on our uniqueness and the words of Psalm 139.

Somehow God seemed to speak to me through those letters UBU. It wasn’t a new revelation exactly, as I know that we’re created by God unique and with a special, unique destiny. That means that there’s no-one else in the whole world who’s like me or you, and God made me and you just the way we are on purpose. And He has plans for us that only we can fulfil. No-one else will do.

We may have got off track with God’s plans and purposes for our lives; but, praise God, in and through Jesus, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can get on track. I felt a new joy at being me. (In the past I used to wish that God had made me somebody else). I got a new revelation; that the words of Psalm 139 are true for every single person I meet.

So I want to encourage you today to be yourself; loved, rescued and redeemed by Jesus, and enabled and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Lord, I want to thank You today for making me me. Help me to allow You, Jesus, to cleanse, heal, and redeem any part of my life that’s preventing me from being all that You created me to be, and show me what You have for me to do today. Amen.

Dotty Cockcroft is on the associate ministry and teaching teams at Glyndley Manor where she has been involved for about 20 years. She is married with 3 grown up children and 3 gorgeous grandchildren and works as a Practice Nurse. She passionately believes God wants us to move into His healing and wholeness.

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