I started a journey to find my purpose in life according to what God says. I spent two days pondering day one as I let the message seep in. This journey may take me more than the 40 days outlined in the book, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Pastor Rick Warren, but that is okay. I will take my time and enjoy the journey.
Here is Day Two of “The Purpose Driven Life” by Pastor Rick Warren
DAY TWO: THINKING ABOUT MY PURPOSE (Taken directly from the book, page 26)
TODAY’S FOCUS: ”You are not an accident”
POINT TO PONDER: I am NOT an accident
BIBLE VERSE: ”I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born” Isaiah 44:2 (CEV)
QUESTION TO PONDER: Knowing that God uniquely created me, what areas of my personality, background and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?”
Here are the treasures I found from DAY TWO:
I find it SO amazing…That God made me, so HE COULD LOVE me! How cool is that!
I struggle with my view of my body…as I get older it is harder and harder to stay in shape. I can’t stop the aging process (WISH I could!), but I can make healthier choices and stay active. I have to know that God loves me…NO MATTER the number on the scale.
“The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and what He does for us.” Romans 12:3
Long before I was conceived by my parents, I was conceived in the mind of God. God chose my parents specifically for the DNA to make me. God WANTED to make me exactly the way I am…just like He WANTED to MAKE YOU!
No matter what has happened in our past or who has rejected us or said we have no value…they are WRONG! We MATTER to GOD. We are NOT here by chance in some random act of the universe. We were carefully chosen to have the hair color (tho I enhance mine from a bottle…lol), characteristics and personality traits that we have. Even who our parents would be, the era we would be on earth and where we would live were chosen ahead of time. All of this done by a LOVING CREATOR!
This is part of a poem by Russell Kelfer that Rick Warren refers to on page 25.
“You look like you look for a reason. Our God made no mistake. He knit you together within the womb, You’re just what He wanted to make.”
We are equipped with all we need to do our specific job on earth…what my job here is…I do not know…YET. I will continue my journey in the hopes of finding out.
Reference: “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, 2002 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, pages 22-26
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