I have it all planned out- plans to take care of you,
not abandon you,
PLANS TO GIVE YOU THE FUTURE YOU HOPE FOR."
JEREMIAH 29: 10-11 MSG
This has become my favorite verse after reading this book. This verse speaks directly to my heart and sometimes reading it makes me want to burst into tears, the peace and confidence it reflects show so much about God's heart and everlasting love towards us. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is, no one is left behind.
He has a purpose in every single one of our lives whether you might see it or not (I am now realizing that).
"YOU HAVE ONE DIVINE SPARK!"
We were made in his image to worship Him and adore Him, He loved us even before the foundation of this earth, He shaped us and formed us to follow His steps and be with Him throughout eternity, He even decided to come to Earth as a living sacrifice because we decided to sin. But all that said He had a purpose for it.
"GOD PACKED US ON A PURPOSE FOR A PURPOSE", how amazing is that!
God have been working each second, every minute, hour, day, week, month and year to help you want to do what pleases Him, and He has poured talents and gift to use for His sole glory.
Our purpose in life is found on the things you enjoy and what our hearts desire (Psalm 37:4 explains this really well) according to God's plan. I know it is hard when you are indecisive about what you like or want to be, but those concerns have to be surrender to the plot master, God; he has sketched your character to be an important part of the story and eventually the book. The wait is long_ I know, but it's so worth it.
This is what I've learned from reading this book: "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be" by Max Lucado. The message is about finding out what God wants you to be for His glory, though small and with simple reading this book has impacted my life through ways unimaginable. Max Lucado has found a way of carving out words into paper to have an everlasting meaning to your life. Each and every teaching has a blessing and very letter speaks to your heart. Max has been an instrument of God to my life.
This book is tagged as "perfect for the graduate" and I would agree. It isn't super complicated, nor does it consume many hours of your time. Rather, it reminds the reader that they are unique. God created you for a purpose, divinely appointed for you, not your neighbor, nor your best friend. Rather, you have your own uniqueness and to relish in that. Lucado encourages readers to embrace who they are and seek out exactly what God intends them to be so that they can be "everything God wants you to be."
Have you ever been excited about going to work? I think I can hear more people saying "No!" then I can hear saying "Yes!". Now, have you ever wished that your job was something you enjoyed; something that you loved to do so much, that you could go into overtime and not even notice? I think I can safely say that most people would like to have a job like that, and why wouldn't they?
Max Lucado's book You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be is one of the first steps you can take towards achieving the goal of a job that you love. It will not get you the job, you will have to take those steps on your own, but it can equip you with the knowledge you need to move towards that goal. It will also ask questions that will make you think; questions about yourself, your life; questions about God, questions that can help you see God's plan for your life, and questions that might help you discover who God wants you to be.
Llevo meses leyendo el libro de Max Lucado, "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be", que en espaol sera algo as "Tu Puedes Ser Todo Lo Que Dios Quiere Que Seas". Honestamente, no me ha gustado mucho. La idea del libro es alentarte a seguir tus sueos de la mano de Dios.Este es el primer libro que leo de Max Lucado y viene promocionado como el regalo perfecto para alguien recin graduado. Supongo que por eso no es para m. Hace ya seis aos que me gradu del colegio (como pasa el tiempo!!). El lenguaje es sencillo, las anectodas son entretenidas pero el contenido me pareci demasiado bsico. El concepto de motivar a la gente para que siga sus sueos y explote su individualidad es buena pero no creo que el libro desarrolla esto de la forma ms prctica ni dinmica. En definitiva me aburri despus del primer captulo y no he podido terminarlo. Llegue hasta la mitad y sigo luchando por seguir leyendo.