Last night while bathing I kept staring at the different bath sponges of each one in my family. Although originally all new ones were purchased, each one has been given a unique use and today they look very different.
For example, my daughter always looks new because she does not let it drop before changing to a new one. My son’s looks battered and wide, showing his strong shape when using it. My husbands look quite new and are always placed behind mine because many times he prefers the traditional bath and does not always use his sponge. Mine shows that it is used but not looking battered.
She remembered that popular phrase that “things look like their owners”. And it is true! All our belongings speak of us, of our character and our tastes. Everything we do and say also speaks of who we are.
The problem is that it is easier to observe others and come to an opinion of who they are than to evaluate ourselves and determine who we are. Many times we find it difficult to get to know ourselves.
Has it happened to you that you are amazed by the way you have acted or the way you have spoken to someone? We spend a lot of time passing judgment on those around us, but we spend very little time reflecting on judging ourselves.
But God is the one who knows everything about us, better than ourselves. He knows what we do, what we talk about when we are in public, and he also knows what we do in private when no one sees us. God knows even what we are going to say before it comes out of our mouths, even from our thoughts.
The wonderful thing is that God not only knows us, but he knows what is best for our lives. God knows what it is good in us that will bring us a blessing and he knows what we must change in order to live in his peace and joy.
God knows better than ourselves which are our weaknesses are and what our strengths are. Which are our gifts and talents and the ones we want to pursue.
He knows our dreams, and which of them were given by Him. I have learned in this life that God’s plans for my life are better than I could have imagined.
So let’s go back to Him. Let’s ask Him to dig through us and guide us. We are going to ask Him to show us who we really are and to help us get to know each other better.
God made us unique. There is no exact copy of you, not even those who are twins. Therefore, you have something unique to contribute to this world. The problem is that sometimes we don’t know what it is. Let’s ask him!
Let us pray to the Lord giving thanks because in His love He knows every detail of our lives, He has given us a new identity and gifts and talents that make us unique and fit to bless others. Let us ask him to help us to know ourselves.