Dear Dr. B.,
I’m wondering… Why as I born? What is my reason for being here? Why was I created as me and not you?
Dear Seeking Purpose,
I think we’ve all wondered about that same question. Ultimately, we were each created to fellowship with God. We were created by Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:16 says, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
What sometimes happens is we fall into the comparison trap and we end up feeling like our lives are insignificant or small. Feelings of insecurity make us wish we could be someone or something different.
We may even equate our work with external factors like our accomplishments, job class, relationship and financial status.
God delights in us regardless of anything external we have, what we do or what we have earned. We are His masterpiece. Before we were ever born, God knew us and set us apart.
We are told in scripture that before any of our days happened, God knew us. He said in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you”.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made, because He made us.
“You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
Each of our traits were chosen specifically by God to fulfill a purpose and so that our lives can bring Him glory.
What choices will you make today to walk confidently in your identity?
Remember Dear One, Because of Him, #HopePrevails,
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