Monday, May 17, 2010

You Are Who You Are For a Reason

I came upon this poem while reading "With God, All Things are Possible (The Victor Marx Story).
Victor suffered more than I have suffered in my life and in spite of everything - he is a joyful child of the King.

You are who you are for a reason
You're part of an intricate plan,
You're a 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 was 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.

So the next time you are down on yourself - whether you feel you have good reason or you just wish to have a pity party - remember there is someone bigger than you who is in control. I particularly like Psalms 139 - to think that someone as insignificant as I, was so significant to God - that I was "fearfully and wonderfully made" (v 14,15).

I don't know; I surely don't have all the answers; life sure does have it's twists and turns - sometimes no matter how you plan, you just can't see what's ahead of you; and for this reason I'm learning the importance of trusting someone bigger than myself. It's one less thing to worry about.

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