A while back, I started reading a book by my favorite author Max Lucado, entitled, Cure for The Common Life. I picked it back up this morning, and got inspired by it’s words! I wondered to myself ‘why’ I had put it down without finishing it!
I’m going to quote a few highlights to you from it’s pages.
Get a pencil and paper, because you are going to want to jot these words of wisdom down so you’ll have them for another day when you find yourself questioning your purpose. -anita
Be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. -I Peter 5:5 (MSG)
The following are quotes from Max Lucado.
“Have you ever had the feeling deep down in your heart that God put you here for a purpose-and then wondered why you haven’t found it yet?”
UNPACK YOUR BAG!
“God packed you on purpose…for a purpose.”
“You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.”
“You can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else can do it.”
“Our past presents our future.”
“God planned and packed you on purpose for His purpose.”
“The oak indwells the acorn.”
“His design defines your destiny.”
“You are the only you God made.”
“If you aren’t you, we don’t get you. The world misses out.”
“God never called you to be anyone other than you.”
“You play no small part, because there is no small part to be played.”
Wow! When we look at ourselves the way God looks at us-we can have confidence in the things we see God doing in our lives. We can live by that old slogan used by the Marines that says: BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE! Because, that is what God is calling us to be…what He made us to be…just be ourselves! God wants YOU!
Thanks for the reminder Max!