I am not a cookie cutter. I was formed by a Creator. I am personalized. With purpose.
I forget this when I stand myself next to expectations. If I give here. Or serve there. If I spend my time on this. Or prioritize that. If I do the things that make them feel so alive, surely I will feel alive too. But the longings in my heart just continue to grow in the shadow of what I am living.
Then I am reminded, in redefining moments that come in quite unexpectedly, that my DNA is like a roadmap for all that God has for me. That in drawing close to Him, I will become the truest version of myself. Not some copycat of the culture around me. And that I am actually meant to fully live so much of what I already dream now.
There’s a reason for everything about me. And a reason for everything about you. Take notice of what you like, respond to, and have a vision for. There’s life to be found there when you are attached to the Life Giver.