Deep in our soul we all long for being known. Accumulating all the hurts of being rejected; being invalidated; being passed by; being made to feel invisible, not once, but over and over and over again, we gather up ourselves to work harder and tougher, hoping that one day we’ll vindicate ourselves by our accomplishments. If nothing else at least it is within our control to strive to be known by the work of our hands. So the rat race continues.
It takes me a long while to realize that such a chase is actually a trap. It is a trap with no escape. No compliment by others, no recognition by men can fill that void of longing to be known. That longing to be known is actually a void that only God can fill. To be known by My Creator is all that it takes to set me free.
To know full well that I am wonderfully and fearfully made by God, who created me out of love, to reconnect with the One who created me, brings a deeper sense of being known, a sense of coming home where I belong.
To know that all the days of my life are ordained by the One who created me, to know that I am His workmanship, created in Christ to do good work, that God has prepared in advance for me to do, brings a new sense of peace and rest.
The joy of being known is to be set free from striving. Instead, I can now truly rest in Him, my Creator. The works of my hands become a form of worship to honor Him in how He formed me and how He ordained my days. It has always been His longing to partner with me in my journey.
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. His love for me endures forever. He does not abandon the wonderful works of His hands in forming me and in ordaining the days of my life. His destiny for my life will come to pass for His glory and His pleasure.
[Psalm 138, 139; Ephesians 2:10]