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Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Purpose of Your Eyebrows

Fair warning. This is going to sound weird. But I realized it won't be the first of my posts where you have to stretch to grasp it, and likely not the last. So here we go.
One day while cutting grass in the heat and humidity, I had something of a discovery; an epiphany if you will. I realized...the purpose for our eyebrows. (Don't say I didn't warn you). Maybe you figured it out when you were two, but I never really thought about it before. I guess I just took those hairy brows for granted...until that day.
I was sweating like crazy, wiping sweat from my forehead, neck, even my earlobe. But I also noticed sweat was collecting at my eyebrows and dripping down to either side of my eyes. That's when it dawned on me.The purpose of our eyebrows is to keep sweat from rolling into our eyes. You ever thought about that? You thought they were just put there to raise one up and so you can look cool didn't you?
This is the really cool thing though. I think if we had the power to design a human, it would have been after we saw a person sweat before we realized we needed to design two hairy lines to catch the sweat. And then we would have probably nailed, stapled or hot-glued some plastic on our faces. But God fashioned the first eyebrows on the first man and woman before they ever had a nervous situation, a hot day, or grass to cut that would cause them to sweat. Before the first sweat bead ever formed, God already had formed the eyebrows ready to catch them. And He made them so they will grow and grow so we'll always have them when we need them.
Now that might seem silly to you, but to me it's yet one more piece of evidence that God exists aaaand....that He is awesome! And it is also another example showing that everything God created, He created for a purpose of His choosing. Like He did for your eyebrows. Like He did for you and me. And just because I didn't fully understand the real purpose for my eyebrows, does not mean God didn't have one. Similarly just because you might not fully understand God's purpose for creating you, doesn't mean He doesn't have one.
Psalm 139:14 reads "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well." So I will praise God for making my eyebrows the way He did. They came in real handy that day and many other days. And I will praise God for making me the way He did, because I know He made me just the way I needed to be to fulfill His purpose for my life. And you should praise God too for making you. Maybe you don't know what your purpose is. But while you wait for the Lord to reveal it or for you to accept it, just know He made you so you can fulfill it.
Let's pray...
Father, You are perfect in all your ways, and I know You didn't make any mistakes when You made me. Any flaws that show up in my life are in my own doing when I disobey Your word or step outside Your plan for my life. I praise You for creating me the way You did. I pray You give me wisdom and strength to walk in the purpose for which You formed me so that my life will give You glory. In Jesus name. Amen!

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