In today’s culture, we tend to be a little wrapped up in the brand associated with things.
A designer label to some translates to mean quality, to others it is a status symbol, but in reality it’s what you make it to be. The label itself is meant to distinguish who actually designed the item, the significance of the label is created by who chose to purchase and represent it.
For some things we are brand loyal. I am guilty of that in my purse collection. I am sure you can think of one area of your life where this is true.
As for me, I am a bag lady (cues Erykah Badu), and I inherited that directly from my momma.
I love bags of all shapes and sizes, and I can find a purpose for every.single.one. of them.
But I have one brand that at least 92% of my bags fall into. There is this one brand that at one point, I wanted SO BAD but hadn’t worked up the nerve to spend that kind of money for that kind of bag; but I at some point I probably would. Luckily, my hubby gifted it to me.
But to look at my purse collection, you can see where my loyalty lies. I love the look of them, of course, as that is what first attracts me to them, but I am sold on the quality. I love the fact that I can go in the store and return or exchange an item after two years because the stitching isn’t holding up. I love the lifetime guarantee. If I am so attached to the item and they don’t have it anymore, I can send it back to them for repair free of charge – FOR A LIFETIME.
That is well worth the extra dollars I spend on them – to me (insert my hubby’s eyeroll).
The Quality Guarantee in a Designer Label
In my reading today it spoke of God being the designer of our lives and it made me think of the correlation between those things we save up for or sacrifice to purchase. How we will take special care of those things; even come up with a way to preserve and keep them in their “like new” condition as long and as best we can.
God’s design is like that of a designer of common merchandise. It comes with a guarantee of quality and confidence if handled in the manner instructed and intended for use.
Follow the Designers Instructions or End Up With a MESS
As I was reading this I had to give pause.
Think about that favorite outfit that was supposed to go to the cleaners and you threw it in the wash. If you were lucky, it came out just as it went in, but clean. But in most cases when it comes out, it is shrunk, the color is off, or is in some other way than how you put it in; simply put, it’s a MESS.
Consider it, the designer of a product is the one who knows the product best. The manufacturer is the one who knows why and how it’s made, how to put it together, and how it’s supposed to work.
Think about a time when you bought something that needed to be assembled and you didn’t follow the instructions on putting it together; It’s really a draw. You might mess around and get it right, but in most cases you will have pieces left over or fail altogether with assembling the item and need to start over (and this has happened to me WHILE following instructions, but this is not the current point I am trying to make so I’ll move on).
You have to follow assembly instructions for products, and the same applies for our lives, we must follow the designers instructions to properly assemble our lives.
Our lives are complex; there are many pieces and parts that make them up and no two models are made the same. While a lot of times I may think that I have things under control I find myself in a crazy place when the plan all comes tumbling down before me.Our lives are complex, but not too complex for God! #youneedJesus Click To Tweet
The good news is that your creator can change you, rearrange the pieces of your life, and put things together in the way HE intended them to be, no matter how much you may have thought that you messed it up. He does this, so that your life can become a thing of beauty and usefulness, and he gets the full glory!
The Designer Has Made Your Size
God’s design does not matter what stage you’re in. It’s not a one size fits most type of deal. There is a size that is designed and made just for your shape and size; your issues; your baggage; your life – down to the T. It has care instructions that allow you to take good care of it so it stays well in tact, FOR A LIFETIME!
While this is a perspective I would have never thought of on my own, I am glad I came across this in my reading. This was just a moment of reflection for me. Hope you allow it to marinate as well.
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