A Masterpiece Or A Mistake? The Truth Of Our Identities

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Encouragement

Do you generally think you’re more of a masterpiece or more of a mistake? That’s an interesting question to start a blog post, isn’t it? But, truly, who do you say you are? What words do you think and say about yourself on a daily basis? Because we know our words matter, right? And our thoughts determine our words. We’ve discussed this all week on the podcast and on social media, because I believe it’s vitally important to pause and ponder and to pay attention to how we describe ourselves. Do you consider yourself a masterpiece or a mistake?

Because our answer is important.

Masterpiece or a Mistake

A masterpiece or a mistake?

What is a masterpiece, anyway? Dictionary.com defines it as a person’s greatest piece of work, as in an art; anything done with masterly skill. Thesaurus.com adds the words respected work of art, gem, treasure, jewel.

And a mistake? An error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc. (Also from Dictionary.com.)

Do you see what I see here? The definitions of these two words put emphasis on the one who created the piece of work or who made the error. That’s interesting isn’t it? So when we think of ourselves as either a masterpiece or a mistake, instead of the focus being on ourselves, the focus is on our Creator, God.

The truth is, God never makes a mistake.

God is never in error. Not ever. And because this is true, what He creates is never a mistake. Not you, not me, not anyone or anything. This reminds me of the song that’s on my morning playlist, “Mistakes” by Influence Music and Melody Noel. One line in the song rings true,

“You don’t make mistakes
And heaven would agree
That in Your eyes
I’m everything that I was made to be”

Yes and Amen.

You and I are everything we were made to be because of Who created us. Because of our Creator.

You and I are not mistakes, but instead, we are masterpieces.

Psalm 139 reminds us of this.

You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.

Psalm 139:13-14 NCV

The full psalm gives us a clear picture of just how incredible God formed and made you and me. God does not make mistakes and He didn’t start with us. He created us amazingly wonderful. And He took His time doing so. Forty weeks to be exact for most of us.

And all He creates is good.

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.

1 Timothy 4:4 NLT

So, friend, who do you say you are?

Who do you think you are? A masterpiece or a mistake? Our identities are found in our Creator, not in us or anything we do or don’t do. So, it’s okay to call yourself a masterpiece, because that is exactly who you are. You are God’s one-of-a-kind work of art. You are His great piece of work, His gem, treasure, jewel. He created you with masterly skill. There’s not one detail He left out. Ponder just how amazing you are, friend. Be in awe of your Creator and how He incredibly put you together. Thank Him for his handiwork in you.

You are nothing short of amazing!

Knowing the truth of our identities makes all the difference in how we think, act, talk, and live. I’m thankful He created you, and I praise Him today for doing so! Would you tell someone else today just how special God created them, too?

May you and I live in this truth of our identities today and every day.

For additional encouragement, I created a printable that lists 26 qualities of who you are in the Lord, supported by scripture. It will point you to truth as it encourages your heart. You can access this and all my free Resources here.

God bless you, friend. You are a masterpiece!

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  1. Teresa A Moyer

    Most of my life I believed I was a mistake. God messed me up when I was made. I did not understand myself, why I was the way I was, why it seemed I could never do anything just right and why my feelings were always incorrect, or I was too quiet or I moved too much and on and on the list went. Then in 1996 I found Jesus (again) or better, yet He found me since I was the one wandering around lost. God pointed me to Psalm 139 and I learned that I was not a messed-up mistake but instead I was wonderfully made.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Teresa, thank you for sharing here. I hear from many women who are/were in similar situations, believing they are/were a mistake. But I love how Jesus found you and pointed you that Psalm! It’s full of beautiful truths for who we are in Him! I’m so glad you no longer believe you are a mistake. God loves you so very much! I’m glad He created you! Thank you for your words here today. They and you matter!


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