>> Monday, June 11, 2012
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For special occasions our family enjoys a breakfast of fluffy pancakes topped with sweet strawberries and mounds of whipped cream. And setting in my fridge are two containers of beautiful raspberries, waiting for dinner.
Which brings to mind a tiny restaurant in the Swiss Alps, where we were served a platter of mixed berries with a pot of decadent melted chocolate to dip them in.
Oh, and I also love blackberries. If I had to choose a favorite type of berry—it would be really difficult—I don’t think I could. I’m sure some of you are going yuck—I’m one of those weird people that love fruits and veggies. So just stick with me here, okay?
Isn’t that the way God created us? In many ways we’re similar—yet unique.
He knit each of us together in our mother’s womb. He placed special gifts and desires within us. We are each His wonderful and perfect creation. And do you know what I find thrilling? We are in God’s thoughts— He thinks about us. He desires to give us a future and a hope.
Maybe wanting the gift or talent someone else has. I can’t carry a tune—and I’ve always wanted to be able to sing. Yet, I’ve never had a passion to become a famous singer—doesn’t even interest me. But I sure enjoy music and listening to those that God gave a big dose of singing talent to.
So perhaps I should be happy that God blessed me with a gift that I am also passionate about. Today, I am spending the day writing. The windows are open, the sun is peeking in and I am one contented lady. There are days when I struggle with my writing—trying to stir the words together in harmony isn’t always easy—but I love the process.
So just like the variety of berries that God created, He created a variety of people, each with our own uniqueness.
Isn’t it amazing that along with that special gift and talent He placed inside of us, He gave us a desire and passion to do it? Through Him we can rise up and be all that He created us to be, each in our own individual way. Search out what you’re passionate about—embrace the wonderful you—the you God custom designed to further His kingdom here on earth.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)