God’s Unique Handiwork

God’s Unique Handiwork

I mentioned recently that we joined a new church, and one of the things we did in this process was learn more about our spiritual gifts. In talking about our gifts, one thing our pastor said really resonated with me, even though I’ve heard it many times. It’s this: God made us all unique. We’re each built a certain way.

The “gifts test” we took was meant to help us connect in a way that makes us happy and gets us closer to each other and God. Plus, there are some things we are all good at, whether it’s making people feel welcome, writing, being great listeners, or organizing an event.

I guess the reason I think on this one so much is because for so long I tried to be something I’m not. I’m very quiet, enjoy solitude, and need quiet to really feel close to God. It took me years to finally embrace the fact that I’m like this, and to not be ashamed of the fact that I need alone time to recharge. I used to get teased a lot for this and was told how “weird” I was.  Now I see how all of those unique parts of us are to be celebrated.

For the verse this week, let’s rejoice in the way God made us, each of uniquely created to do His good works.


For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
~ Ephesians 2:10


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Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She's written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.


  1. Tina Dorward Tina Dorward says:

    Great reminder Cherie! Scripture tells us also that together we make up the body of the Church and we all need to be in community to do this so the Church operates as God designed it to. Glad you found a church home you enjoy and can share your gifts with.

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