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God's Most Amazing Work of Art

You are God's own masterpiece! That means you are not ordinary or average; you are a one-of-a-kind original. When God created you, He went to great lengths to make you exactly the way He wanted you to be. You are His ultimate work of art.

Think for a moment about an artist creating a beautiful painting. That artist envisions what he is going to create and sees it in his mind long before he ever sees it on the canvas. As he paints, he carefully places each individual brushstroke with the understanding of how it fits in to the entire painting. There might be times when other people see his "work in progress," and they can't quite tell what it's going to be. But the artist always knows exactly what he is creating. And then, when his masterpiece is complete, the artist is so proud of his work! He admires his beautiful creation knowing that he has carefully poured himself into every detail. The artist loves it because he created it with his own hands, exactly the way he planned.

I want to remind you today that the greatest Artist of all time created you. He dreamed about you long before you were born, before a single brushstroke of your life took place. You may have days when you can't quite tell what He's creating on the canvas of your destiny. You may not always understand His "work in progress," but He knows what He's doing, and He has your best interest in mind. He is pouring Himself into you, lovingly shaping every part of your life into an amazing masterpiece. It's time to see yourself as the valuable creation He lovingly designed.

We are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10, NLT).

Victoria Osteen is the co-pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. Copyright © 2011 by Victoria Osteen. All rights reserved. Used by permission. International copyright secured.

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