Read: Psalm 139:13-14
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I was not aware of the meaning of influencers. Social media influencers develop a following based on their “knowledge of a topic”. As a slightly older person, I am dumbfounded that so many people buy products based on what a person, no different than you or I, says. But when I think about it from my marketing background, it is no different than commercials on television. Either way we are drawn to be better than whatever. We want to improve our appearance, have the newest gadget, or live like the rich and famous. I am guilty of it too. As an aforementioned, slightly older person, I am drawn to the best wrinkle cream, promoted by a popular celebrity, for just $39.95. It is in those times that I remind myself who made me and what He thinks of me. It isn’t a product, celebrity, or a social media influencer, it is God. We are made in his image – fearfully and wonderfully made. Does that mean we are scared and wonderful? No. When referencing the text in Hebrew, it defines fear as reverence (admiration) or respect. Wonderful is translated as unique, set apart. Imagine that! God made us in admiration, set apart from others! We are unique and are not supposed to be as good or better than someone else. Despite who Jesus was, He humbled himself to be a servant to others. We are called to do the same. So, the next time you see an influencer or infomercial, take a moment to remember, and be grateful for who God says we are.