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Created on Purpose for a Purpose – #WCW

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#WCW – Word Crush Wednesday – Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day. – Psalm 139:14 – The Message

Before we could even dream, our purposes were designed. The Dream Maker in all of His majestic authority, in His awesome terribleness, cultivated us before breath. Isn’t that awesome to know?

From the time are able to speak, if we are surrounded by appropriate upbringing, we are taught to decide what we’re going to be in life and to set goals. We are also encouraged to matriculate through grade school, with good grades, and to move on to college. While in college, our focus should be to successfully complete a degree assignment, graduate and get a good job to support ourselves and or a family. This is great practical information to foundate a child on.

However, that’s not necessarily your divine assignment. Each and every person on this planet was fearfully and wonderfully designed before their parents even thought about making a baby. God knew you would be here and He knew that your existence would be valuable to Him. So, He crafted and created, molded and pre-developed, a vessel willing to be used for His glory. All of who we are and all of our gifts are God- given and granted. His stamp is upon us. However, because He’s a gentleman, He doesn’t force us to represent Him nor use our gifts for His glory. He gives us a choice. That’s where the beauty of gratitude comes in; to understand we were first a thought of beauty, that, like a dandelion, blossomed into purposeful existence.

So, on this #WCW, despite His incessant misrepresentation, the fact of how we were designed and His thoughts towards us should not only be enough for us to say, “thank you”, but “Here Lord, here’s my life back”.

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