Why would God make us all different? God designed every person that has ever been born for a specific purpose. He gives each of His new children certain gifts and abilities before they are born. Jeremiah 1:4-10Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.
What if we were all the same, not parts of a whole. Everyone God creates is a little bit different than anyone else on earth, that is purposeful. In the bible, God explains this to us by using our body parts as examples in Romans 12:4-5, For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have eyes. The eye looks different than the ears, but it isn’t more important or less important. Just created different to serve a different function for the body. The eyes allow us to see the world around us. Our ear allows us to hear sound. God also gave us arms, legs, a head, and feet. Each body part works together to the good of each person, they are all important. However, if every part of our bodies looked the same and did the same job, we would not be able to perform the purpose that God created us to do. God uses this same logic when He forms us.
Each person that God creates is unique. God gives each one of us talents and abilities to perform the work that he has in mind for us to do. He tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 that to one there is given wisdom, to another knowledge, to another faith, to another gifts of healing.
So, we should celebrate our differences and get to know each other. If the arm decided that is didn’t want to know and understand the eyes, it would be less effective and have to work much harder to get the job done properly.
What does all of this mean to me?
people since the earliest time on earth have had a tendency to form tight little groups with others that are similar to themselves. After Noah and his family left the ark, God told them to populate the earth, to scatter over the world and settle it. The fleshly desires of the people rejected that command and stayed in a tight group. They only dispersed when God confounded their language.
People with like gifts are drawn to each other and our flesh tells us to stick to our own kind. We are comfortable with others who are like us. Look in any school playground and you will see this. That is not what God intends. He wants us all to work together. The shy person has much to teach the outgoing person. The computer geek can learn a lot from the sports jock. What would happen if we began to look at others and try to see what God sees? What if we look at the child that likes to read during lunch and wondered what purpose God had for giving her a love of reading. What if we saw the gifts that God has given those who are different from us and set out to see how we can work together to accomplish Gods perfect plan for our lives?
What kind of world would we have if each one of us sought out someone who was completely different from ourselves and made it a point to befriend and get to know and understand each other? If God sees us all as fearfully and wonderfully made, where do we get our standards of beauty and worth? Man.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Truth! Long ago, native Hawaiians saw beauty much different than we do today. Someone who was plump and healthy looking was considered to be a wealthy person, A person of beauty. In the middle ages, women who were milky pale with rosy cheeks were considered beauties. Man determines beauty based on the outward appearance. That is not what God intends. What we consider beauty changes with each generation. God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today, and He will be the same tomorrow. What Gods sees as beautiful will never change either. If we ask God to allow us to see as He does, then our perspective of beauty will also change. We will see what is on the inside of a person and not the outward appearance.
Ephesians 2:10E (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.