Saturday, November 26, 2005

Those things...

If you want to read the poem, you can go to www.poetry.com and run a search for my name. The title is "Mendable." And here's the essay. I guess I didn't realize how icky and how bad in need of revision it was until I went back and read it. But here it is, complete with the prompt:

Topic #3: Tell us what you believe will be the most important choice you have to make in order for you to be happy and successful.

Speaking from the perspective of faith, I believe that the most important decision in my life would be to follow God’s will. This is true to me because I see His will as being the one most tailored to the person I was created to be. I believe that humans are chosen by God. But more specifically, we are each chosen on an individual level as well. And by being chosen, we are also called to live the life that God has set out for us.

When one looks at all of the ramifications that were present when the earth was created, the odds that we would be here at all are extremely unlikely. So it seems that someone had to be behind it all…some intelligent designer must have had the world in mind and set out to create it. And, looking at the characteristics of humans, it’s not hard to see that the most favor went to our race. Humans have been given amazing capabilities that go beyond those of other mammals. We’ve been entrusted with dominion over other creatures which is an amazing responsibility, considering the vast amount of species on this planet.

But it goes even deeper than that. Not only did God achieve what seemed impossible in the creation of the world we know; He has also chosen each and every person on this earth. So, the human race is chosen, but we are also chosen by God on an individual level as well. When one takes into account siblings, for example, those siblings have very different characteristics and personalities. Yet, they still came from the same two parents. The number of DNA combinations that could occur during conception seem inconceivable. This is where I believe we are chosen on a second count. If the Master of the Universe has His hand in the creation of people, that must mean that He has a specific purpose for us all.

So we go from being truly chosen, to being truly called. I think God has given us spiritual gifts and different traits that tailor us to work for His ultimate plan. God created us with a purpose in mind and I believe that the best choice that I, or anyone else could make, would be to discover and follow that will that God had intended for our lives. Because, once a person has realized what they were created for, I think that the greatest level of happiness and success can then be achieved. It is at that moment when a person realizes their full potential and exactly how to take advantage of it. This is what happiness and success means to me. I would be fully content knowing that I had used the spiritual gifts God had given me and I had done exactly what I was created to do.

5 Comments:

Anonymous beki said...

amazing...you have a gift!

November 29, 2005 11:05 AM  
Anonymous valerie said...

beautiful poem.... i can say i'm related to someone famous! ;)

i like how you tied faith into your answer, so smart!

November 30, 2005 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree - I agree - - you have an amazing gift! I'm so glad that you choose to use it for God's glory. :D And I agree with Val too - I can say I'm related to someone famous!! ;D DW

December 03, 2005 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you forget you had this thing? i want updates...

December 05, 2005 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you forget you had this thing? i want updates...

December 05, 2005 2:38 PM  

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