I received a Mustard Seed Devotion booklet, Trust and Talents, from my mentor, Marie Chow, after my installation as the new LWML Oregon District President. In it, I found a devotion that had been written especially for me! The first line says, “Jill stared in the mirror, examining her limp hair and not-so-perfect teeth. Why can’t I have _______” (Fill in your own wants.)
This really hit me. I usually compare myself to others, and not always in the best way. The devotion continues, “God didn’t use a cookie cutter when He created us.” God created each of us as a unique individual to fulfill the plans He has for us.
He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10b GW).
Abba Father, thank You for creating each one of us and placing us in this time and place to do Your will. Help remind us that we have a purpose in Your plan and to look to You for that purpose. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Carol Reis, President
LWML Oregon District