I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. –Psalm 139:14-16 (NIV)
Do you know your God-given purpose and plan for existence? It is what every day of our life is fashioned around. From the very moment of conception, it was woven into our DNA. Even what seems like the most mundane season in our lives is significant in light of fulfilling our God-given purpose. The era, location, family we were born in to, bodily features etc., is what makes us ideal for the assignment. Even though we were made just right to fulfill the purpose, which no one else on this earth was created to accomplish, we have a choice to despise it or embrace it.
As a teen I despised my calling and did not even realize what I was actually doing. One facet of my calling is intercessory prayer. One key ingredient to intercessory prayer is spending a great deal of time being still and quiet before the Lord in order for Him to download the things on His Heart to the heart of the individual. It also requires being personally free of clutter and chaos both inside and out in order to not miss what He is trying to convey. From the very get go I attempted to counteract my meek and mild personality by surrounding myself with every loud and boisterous person who came across my path. Amongst many other things, I changed my hair color.
Unfortunately, I had to learn things the hard way. I liken my journey to the taming of a rebellious horse. I had to endure a great deal of pain to be broken to the point of surrender. I have been blessed beyond belief since I made a decision to embrace my God-given purpose and plan. Even through the worst of trials, it makes life that much more bearable knowing that I am walking in His Will.
Lord, help me to embrace your purpose and plan for my existence until the day of completion when I hear, well done good and faithful servant.