Jennifer Wood, Counseling Student Intern
We live in a world where it is common to want what other people have. “If I just had this or that, then I would be happy.” True happiness comes from being content with where we are in life and what we already have, both the tangible and the intangible. Christine Caine calls this our “life-print.” In her book, Unshakeable, she talks about how God made each of us unique for a reason:
“It is no coincidence God gave each of us a distinct set of markings unique to every person: our fingerprints. I believe this is one of the ways God reminds us that each of us is an original, unique person with a unique purpose. Psalm 139 says:
‘You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.’ (V.14-16 The Message)
I love that! Just as God gave us fingerprints, He prepared for each of us a “life-print” that is completely our own. Sadly, many women never truly discover there’s a divine ‘life-print’ for them because they’re too busy trying to fit into someone else’s. If you feel the urge to become a carbon copy of the wonderful women you see around you, let me remind you: she’s got her life-print, and you’ve got yours. Yours was made for you! So seek God for your purpose, and accept it-because you were “marvelously made.”
Men, as well as women, have their own life prints. Discovering and growing into that life print is a beautiful process, one that counseling can help you with.
“Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration-what a creation!”
Psalm 139:13 The Message
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