I am reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and I finished Day 2 a couple of days ago and I wanted to share the poem by Russell Kelfer on page 26 with all of you. This poem has remained in my mind and heart since I read it and I hope you will take something away from this post.
You are who you are for a reason. You're part of an intricate plan. You're precious and perfect unique design, Called God's special woman or man. 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. The parents you had were the ones he chose, And no matter how you may feel, They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind, And they bear the Master's seal. No, that trauma you faced was not easy. And God wept that it hurt you so; But it allowed to shape your heart So that into his likeness you'd grow. You are who you are for a reason, You've been formed by the Master's rod. You are who you are, beloved, Because there is a God!
I have been giving my purpose and reflecting a lot lately on my WHY. Please feel free to visit my most recent reflection and leave your comments below.