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“If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?  But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired” (1 Corinthians 12:17-18).

Do not worry about whom the Lord is making you to be.  Rest in the truth that He is conforming you to be like Him, a child of God.  Do not worry about who is what.  Rejoice that the Lord in knitting together His one church according to His eternal and perfect plan.  Know that in Him, all people are redeemed by the same grace.  He has placed you in His fellowship, there to live and grow.

Lord, help me to not get caught up in this world’s idea of being conformed to the ways of the world.  Help me realize that You are making me to be whom You have always intended.  Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You alone is all hope.  Grant discernment to see and understand that we each have our part and You will perfect in each one of us exactly what You have always intended.

Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth.  You are the way, the truth and the life. Help me to keep my eyes focused upon You and not those around me.  To be caring and loving, yes, but not distracted from You.  Help me to learn to rejoice in all the good gifts you give to everyone, each according to Your grace.  In and through all things, may I arrive at the place where I can see things through Your eyes and rejoice in all of Your creation.  Amen. 

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