Created for this

This morning I woke up and checked Facebook. My uncle had posted this as his status, an excerpt from my cousin Sean’s amazing book, People Who Sing Jesus. I told you all about the book here. Have you read it yet? You should. It’s amazing…

People who sing Jesus understand that before they can do anything for God there is the humbling realization that God says about each of them: “I made you and I love you. You have no idea the great thoughts I have about you.” The essence of the first commandment is the ultimate expression of the Divine declaring intimacy with humanity. No matter your faith tradition, before any person can actually do or not do something for the Creator, there is the matter of God’s real presence making the first call. Anything we do for God is a response to Divine action and initiative. The focus is not on human activity but on the enduring work of the gospel that the Holy Spirit initiates in every time zone, zip code, and culture of the world, including each of our lives. We take action inspired by the Creator who took original action pre-genesis.

Sean Cooper – People Who Sing Jesus

I was created to be a writer. I was created to be a wife to my husband. I was created to parent these three amazing children. I was created with a love for people. I was created with stories to tell. I was created to one day adopt.

I was created to love Nutella!

I was created with so much purpose.

I do all of these things out of response to the Creator who knit them inside me from the beginning of time. I was created to sing His praises. I was created to love and be loved.

So knowing these things, why wouldn’t I walk forward in complete confidence?

What were you created for?


The Nester has challenged all of us to take 31 Days and write about one topic. This is part of my series of embracing who I was created to be and walking in full confidence.


  1. You know, of course, I love this post. That we are beings known, loved, and designed before the Earth existed for us to inhabit should make a HUGE difference in how we live and love, how we treat others, and how we see ourselves in light of the eternal.

  2. Ooh love this post and your words this morning. Knowing what we were created for, allows is to focus on what really matters in this crazy world! More moms especially need this knowledge… some days you wonder if all you do matters. 😉

  3. I’m currently neck deep in reading Nancy Pearcey’s book “Total Truth.” At one point, she states “In eternity, we will continue to fulfill the Cultural Mandate, though without sin–creating things that are beautiful and beneficial out of the raw materials of God’s renewed creation. In our work we not only participate in God’s providential activity today, we also foreshadow the tasks we will take up in cultivating a new earth at the end of time.” (86). This blew my mind. Not only am I created and called to do a good work TODAY, but God is using my experiences here and now to learn and prepare for my job after this world is over. Wow. Just wow. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder to enjoy my calling today. 🙂

  4. Knowing what you are called to do is SO freeing!!!!!!! It allows me to really focus and get rid of lots of distractions!

  5. WOW! This is my first time to visit your blog and it is awesome! Thank you so much for writing this post, it was wonderful!

  6. Linda Sjerven says

    Hi! Just had to make sure you were aware of Pioneer Woman’s most recent recipe for Nutella. Looks super easy!