Wednesday, July 6, 2011


"You're remarkable-- you really are.

You're the only one like you.

There isn't another in the whole wide world

Who can do the things you do

Because you're special--special.

Everyone is special.

Everyone in his or her own way.

Yes, you're special--special.

Everyone is special.

Everyone in his or her own way."


[the same, yet different]

While preparing material for Blume bible studies today a specific part stuck out.

"God's power in us is meant to be used to reach the world. To change the world for Christ. How can you use the gifts God has given you to change your world? What is God calling you to do? We are all called to do the same thing, just in different ways."

I, being a die-hard Barney fan when I was younger, immediately thought of the above song. Each of us is called to do the same thing just in our own different, special way. If you've been following along you know that I want to change the world for Christ and that I've been struggling with what I think God's plan for me is. I've been going back and forth, back and forth, but it suddenly made sense. It doesn't matter what I do.

Let me rephrase that a bit. It doesn't matter what I do because God will use me wherever I am. I may eventually get the opportunity to travel (shout out to the "final 5" that just recently realized it's super fun to travel and get a fresh perspective), I may stay in Birmingham, go back home, move to a thriving metropolis or podunk, USA.--but wherever I am, I can make a difference if I'm willing to.

While I am a lover of writing and my mom affectionately calls me a "wordsmith"--I'm a firm believer that actions speak louder than words. Words can be: false, unintentional, cold or just all around flat because, in my humble opinion, it's way, way easier to say something than to actually do it. Actions, however, require premeditation (hint to my views on the recently annoucned Casey Anthony verdict), or at least they should (but that's a whole other can of worms I won't be opening today). Therefore, I have decided to walk the walk instead of simply talking the talk. I want my actions(my life choices, daily activities, and relationhips) to reflect my walk with Christ. Go with me for a sec.--I believe that it speaks volumes to consider what your friends, acquaintences and even those who don't know you well might say about you at your funeral; that's the mark you're leaving on the world. So, decide what you would want people to say about you and then fall in line accordingly.

Everyone is special and has a special purpose too.

The sooner you realize that you have something unique to offer the world the better.


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