Made For This

Mary Tobin all set for tea


Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We had a weekend full of fun house guests and showering.  Friday night, I got to hang out with my dear friends and old college roommates Anna Kate, Emily & Josie as we got ready to shower Anna Kate on Saturday in preparation for Baby Campbell.

Then Saturday night, Bernie’s sister Anne came to visit all the way from Afghanistan!  It was so much fun to see and get to spend time with her!

In other news, I’ve been reading a lot lately about callings, passions, and fulfilling your purpose.

I don’t know about you, but do you ever look at certain people who are totally in a role where their gifts and passions sparkle and rather than being happy for them, you get discouraged because:
1.  You don’t know what/if you have any gifts
2.  You have no idea what your purpose is a.k.a what in the world you’re supposed to do with your life

It can get frustrating and very discouraging.  I look at my friends and people in the greater world and think, “wow, they’ve found “it”…something that totally speaks to their gifts and passions and can also be a gift to others.

Let’s talk celebrity for a second…

Ryan Seacrestis he not the best variety show host ever?  I mean, seriously, American Idol would be nothing without Ryan!

Kate Spadewithout her style, handbags and shoes everywhere would be suffering.

Beth Mooreshe was MADE to teach the Bible and use her own story of freedom to encourage others.

I have friends with kids and I look at them in awe and think, “this is what they were made for.  They are the best moms ever and are shaping and cultivating the hearts and minds of our future leaders.”

Speaking of shaping future leaders, I have teacher friends who are in very similar positions.  The impact teachers have on students is unbelievable.

My friend Karin is a strong, beautiful, conservative woman who, in my opinion, is on her way to becoming the next Laura Ingraham.

Sweet Mary blesses SO many with her gift of photography.

So here’s the thing…whether you’ve found “it” or are struggling, searching, and praying for “it” to be revealed to you, this week, everything I’ve been reading has the same theme surrounding it: Each one of us has been made for a unique purpose and there’s something for each one of us was “born for.” 

The words of Jeremiah 1:5 tell us that we have been chosen, set apart, and appointed.

“I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born.  I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Priscilla Shirer compares it to fine china…we have been set apart and reserved for the extremely special occasion when only the fine china will do.  You’re the “good stuff.”

So if right now, you find yourself struggling along searching for “it” to find you, take heart in knowing that God knew exactly what He was doing when He made you.  And even if it’s hard to see right now, He has plans.  He has promises.  And He has a future.  YOU are not a mistake!

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”    
Ephesians 2:10