I am His Workmanship
Eph. 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
The Greek word workmanship comes from translates:
Accomplishment or achievement, to design and sculpture
It makes me sad to think of how often I look in the mirror and question God about what I see – especially the parts that I am dissatisfied with.
Simply examining these words in Webster’s dictionary reveals so much:
Accomplishment: that which has been accomplished or completed
Achievement: success, triumph, quality and quantity of work
Design: to create, fashion, execute or construct according to plan – to create for a specific function or purpose
Sculpture: to form an image or representation; to shape
Pretty amazing. I have been formed, shaped, in His image. I am His triumph – a quality creation…completed in every way, and made for a purpose
The purpose is also exposed in this verse – created in Christ Jesus for good works (works which I don’t have to drum up or find – works that God has already prepared beforehand).
What are some of the good works for which God’s workmanship was created?
1Tim. 5:10 having a reputation for good works; and
if she has brought up children,
if she has shown hospitality to strangers,
if she has washed the saints’ feet,
if she has assisted those in distress,
and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
1Tim. 6:18 Instruct them to
do good, to be rich in good works,
to be generous
and ready to share
Just think that before God created me, he prepared some of those good works, knowing I would be chosen to “walk (continue, journey, grow continuously) in them.”
There it is. My purpose in life. Realizing as the clay, rather than saying to the potter, Why have you made me thus? I can truly say, Why, you have made me thus! Sculpted in His image. And then to continuously live in the realization, that I can live victoriously because:
I am His Workmanship.
I pray your understanding of the potter and the clay becomes more clear as you begin to work with your polymer clay! Enjoy the freedom to create something pleasing and useful to you, as God did (as continues to do) with you!