The Ultimate Character Designer

This is part one of a series titled, “The Ultimate Author”. Click here to see part two and part three.

There’s something unique about being able to recognize your gifts in God. It seems to affirm where they came from in the first place. God is an amazing artist who created this world; He is deserving of worship and enjoys music; and He is the Author of all we see.

The current population of the world is over seven billion. That’s seven billion people who are currently alive. This isn’t including the countless who have lived since the creation of the earth. I don’t know about you, but my mind can’t even wrap around seven billion, let alone all the people who have walked these grounds since the beginning of time.

Think about yourself for a moment. You’re rather complex. You have mental power; emotions; a physical appearance; a social aptitude (such as introverted or extroverted); a spirit; talents and gifts; unique abilities that are different, even if only slightly, from everyone else on Earth.

As a writer, the idea of pouring that much detail into one character is unthinkable. I can handle physical appearance, emotions, talents, and general common features. But all of that? Even one character developed to that point is hard for me to think about.

And God hand-designed countless of them. Currently walking the earth are seven billion of these characters, who all have beautiful detail.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”

So not only does He design billions of unique characters, He goes and designs destinies for every one of them, too.

Is your mind blown yet?

Think about walking through a Walmart. You’re pushing your cart through the isles, and you’re passing tons of people. Sometimes, you know them: you usually don’t. As we’re pushing our carts, wrapped up in our own little worlds, we tend to not think about the lives of those people. To us, unless we become personally involved with them, their lives don’t really exist. We may never see them again. And at the same time, the lady pushing her cart past you hasn’t a clue what your life is like, that you even have a life, and probably doesn’t recognize that the Lord has designed a destiny for you.

Every person you’ve passed in a Walmart was hand-designed by God, just like you, for a beautiful, unique purpose.

Now is your mind blown?