Last night, the kids and I read a new book… You’re Here For a Reason by Nancy Tillman. Immediately, the lyrics captured my attention. It reminded me of just how unique and influential we really are as individuals. It emphasizes the fact that no human life is a mistake. So even though it’s a children’s book, it really impacted this adult’s heart. Let me just get personal for a moment here. Although I am grateful I was adopted, I still faced a wide range of emotions due to the overall backstory. It wasn’t always easy and to be honest, sometimes I still have to work through some difficult feelings and unanswered questions. But nevertheless, I love knowing God Himself had a plan for me before I was even born. Therefore, I appreciate how this simple book shines light on that in it’s own special way.
After I finished reading it, I prayed over all of our “babies” – that they may always know and believe they are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that no matter what they may face in life, they would see it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
So to whoever is reading this, lift your head and smile today… remembering that you too have a sacred place in this chaotic world. And as long as you have breath in your lungs, you have the opportunity to make it a better place for someone else. When we are fully open to God using us in the lives of others in order for Him to be glorified, it will cause a domino effect beyond our wildest dreams.
You were born for this, darlings.
Now get out there and make a difference : )