God Knows Your Size Exactly

The Cornish preacher Billy Bray was a well known Methodist leader of another day. One day he was approached by a Quaker who said, “I have often observed thy unselfish life and feel much interested in thee, and I believe the Lord would have me help thee; so if thou wilt call at my house, I have a suit of clothes to which thou art welcome if they will fit thee.” “Thank’ee,” said Billy in his thick Cornish accent, “I will call, and thee need have no doubt that the clothes will fit me. If the Lord told thee that they were for me, they’re sure to fit, for He knows my size exactly.”

Jesus said, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30). When was the last time that you really grasped the full significance of that statement? Perhaps you’ve never grasped it. If that’s the case, then it’s time that you did. A God who has every last hair of your head numbered surely has an incomprehensibly thorough knowledge of you. He knows what makes you tick. He knows what appeals to you. He knows what’s in your wheelhouse. How well would you say that you know yourself? He knows you even better than that.

This is why you mustn’t be afraid of His will and plan for your life. Whatever it is, it will be your size exactly. It will play to your strengths and make use of your talents and gifts. Remember that you are unique. God doesn’t use a cookie-cutter to create people. So never try to be someone that you’re not. Be yourself. That’s the role you were born to play.

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