Questions related to God's design
Key Scriptures on God’s Design
keeping God’s Word in our minds
Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.
Foundations of Accepting God’s Design
keys to self-acceptance
Your attitude about yourself has a profound influence on your attitudes toward God, your family, your friends, and your future.
Evidences of Self-Rejection
recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.
Responding to Ridicule
what to do if you are mocked for unchangeable features
We’ve all felt the sting of ridicule. Observant children do not hesitate to bring embarrassing features into the spotlight. Bullies use words as weapons of intimidation. Spiteful teasing from friends and family members cuts away at our confidence.
How Self-Acceptance Relates to Salvation
discovering the truth about God and our need for Him
Without accepting yourself within the scope of God’s design, you will not see the need for God’s gift of salvation.
Living Victoriously With Physical Defects
building trust in your Designer
Birthmarks, disabilities, deformities, and other needs cause us to ask searching questions. Why would a loving, all-powerful Creator God allow imperfections to exist?
Christ’s Unchangeable Features
God’s design in the life of Christ
Unchangeable features such as family, ethnicity, and time in history have a great influence in our lives. Sometimes these characteristics are difficult to accept. They can bring challenges into our lives and cause others to reject us.
From the width of a person’s smile, to the texture of his hair, to the length of his nose, many people struggle with accepting God’s design. God has created each of us with unique features. How should we respond to what we perceive as “defects”?