You Were Created For More
As women we unnecessarily spend countless hours trying to be something or someone we are not. We forget who we were created to be.
Let’s be honest! We pay to have our hair color of choice. We run, walk, lift weights, practice yoga, and heft a kettle ball to keep up with the latest trending movie star. We spread hot wax all over our face and then rip it off, in order to have the smooth skin we had when we were born!
Some magazine articles describe women who have had their foot bone shaved in order to accommodate their stylish shoes!
Yet, we do not spend time reflecting on the gifts and abilities that our extraordinary God packaged within us. The competition to be seen as fabulous starts early in our lives.
One of my early childhood dreams was to become a fashion model. Though I also wanted to be a writer or a journalist being a model was the crème de la crème! That’s what I thought I was created to be.
In high school, our youth pastor at the time, Chris Halverson, challenged me by asking me what I wanted to do with my life. My response, “I would love to go to New York and be a model!”
His unforgettable words touched my soul, “Laura, you have been made for something so much more than that.”
Now, please don’t be offended if you are a model reading this post.
The realization Chris brought to light was I had been chosen to receive unique gifts and abilities by a God who needed me to do something much different than modeling. In my heart’s eye, I knew I did not have the body or the wherewithal to eliminate junk food from my diet. I simply loved shopping and clothes!
What about you?
Take some time to acknowledge the gifts God has given you … then, give all the glory to him as you use those gifts!