pattern // you were made for this
For about a year and a half, although maybe longer, I've had something on my heart and mind. It keeps coming up, and those are the things you're really supposed to make and do, right?
It's been taped to the front of my computer, sketched in a journal, and the words just seem to show up in my life: You were made for this.
The first time this idea really stuck with me came with a little lesson on the Puritans. I learned that they had three ideas about God's calling on our lives.
1) Our highest calling is to have a relationship with Jesus.
2) All Christians have common callings that we're all meant to do (love others, show mercy, help the poor, etc.).
3) Each person has a specific calling to do something unique.
That last one is what this pattern is about. You and I are different, and we may have similar or very different things that we're supposed to do with our lives. We might do things that are flashy or mundane, but if they are serving some good purpose, then good. Do the thing you were made for.
I honestly could write on and on about this topic because it's been so clear and important to me lately, but I'll leave you with this:
No matter what your life is all about, there are times when it is hard. (I love my work so much, but it's still a struggle.) Look for why it is important, hold onto that, and keep on. Because you were made for this.
Related to this pattern and idea is one that I made last year. Check out There is a Design.
And if you don't know what your calling is and are looking for help in figuring that out, let me know and I'll help connect you with some resources!