The following day I started to read it. I hadn't paid any attention to anything but the title and knowing that it was just what stood out on that bookstand. Then I came upon the forward, which was about public speaking (just what I believe God is moving me towards in ministry). My jaw dropped. As I kept reading I believe I was inspired to write down a summary of what happens in people's lives:
I'm Born - I'm who God wants me to be. He is delighted in me. "God designed you perfectly. You are God's delight. God's handiwork, and you are wonderfully unique." (from this book - BEING YOURSELF)
I Live life - I'm piled deep in baggage/garbage from a crazy life. But, God still loves me and is still with me all the time.
Then, God delivers me/heals me from all that baggage/garbage! He cleanses me, because I seek Him! It is His delight to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
Then - I'm learning to be me - the me He created me to be!
"Just As You Are God designed you perfectly. You are God's delight, God's handiwork, and you are wonderfully unique. Despite pressures from outside forces that make you feel as if you need to change in order to measure up, God loves you just as you are and more than you could know!" exerpt from "BEING YOURSELF".
My pastor gave us a CD several Sundays ago and said that we needed to listen to it once a day for 21 days. I want to share this will all of you. I'm still listening to this, sometimes several times a day. Please don't cut yourself short and not listen to it!