God's Masterpiece

Marriage is one of the most important decisions we make in life. Then, once you’re married, building a successful marriage becomes the priority. One key to building a thriving marriage is becoming the person that God has designed for you to be and a contributing marriage partner. To grow as a person and in marriage, we must understand our identity in Christ. The first step is believing what God says about you in scripture.Ephesians 2:10 states, “You are God’s masterpiece.” This verse is a declaration of God's view of us, and to put it bluntly, the Lord is crazy about us! God is pleased with how he created you.  You are valuable to God and to others. God’s opinion of you is the most important one. He sees you as a product of your best qualities. Lay aside your worst habits and the mistakes you've made in the past. Embrace your best qualities. Say to yourself, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14. One thing that keeps us from committing in relationships are the stories we tell ourselves. Living in your identity as a Christian means believing what God says about you. A young man may not believe that he’s good enough for a successful, young lady. Feelings of inadequacy that stem from a childhood experience make him break up with God’s destiny rather than sharing his true feelings and committing. When we understand that we are valued and cherished by the Lord, and that we are God’s masterpiece, it empowers us to experience more successful relationships. You are God's masterpiece!