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 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 like-ness 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.
This poem by Russell Kelfer is a fun poem that always cheers me up when I feel down about myself. Knowing that God had us in mind before He laid the very foundations of the world changes the way I look at everything. We may come from a home where we were dubbed a mistake. We may not have been accepted by our parents or peers in our childhood or even now, but knowing that we are the special objects of God’s love changes everything.
|Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,|
|just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,|
|having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,|
|to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.|