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You are tailor-made

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, tailor-made is defined as something made or fitted especially to a particular use or purpose; made by a tailor, with a tailor’s care and style. 

Have you ever had anything tailor-made? When you own something so customized, you truly have a one-of-a-kind item made especially for you. The tailor makes sure you are fitted properly and perfectly according to a pattern or design. 

A case could be made that God was the original tailor, the divine tailor. He designed you and me with such loving care and created a masterpiece — a unique, one-of-a-kind design. 

The book of Psalms in chapter 139, verse 13, says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb.” Psalms 139:14-16 says, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You were there while I was being formed in absolute seclusion. You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe.” 

So, it’s important that we embrace and know we were designed by the divine tailor with a unique and extraordinary purpose. There is not another person on this earth with the same genes, DNA, and chromosomes. No one else can fulfill the purpose for which you were created. You are a pattern that God will never use again. In all the time to come, there will never be another you. 

You are not the labels others have spoken over you, or possibly even those things you have spoken about yourself. The labels you now choose should reflect the divine tailor who designed and created you. 

God has a tailor-made plan just for you, your gifts, your talents and your personality. God has put all the parts of your life in order. This means you don’t have to strive to be like someone else. Be satisfied with the unique person God designed you to be. 

As we spend time with God, he reveals his plan for our flourishing — then he equips us to pursue it through his Holy Spirit, who empowers us. 

My friends, you have been tailor-made by almighty God. You are one-of-a-kind, a special creation, and his work is marvelous. 

Heavenly Father, thank you that you love us and you carefully designed us for your purposes, for such a time as this. We ask you to reveal the plans you have prepared beforehand for our lives, along with the steps we should take so that we would fulfill them. We yield to your will and your ways. In your precious name, amen. 

Robin Killeen is founder of W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom). W.O.W. meets every second Wednesday of the month at noon at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport.

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