O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You. Psalm 139
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
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. Psalm 139 MSG
Psalm 139 tells me that I am wonderfully and fearfully made, by God, and for God. For a purpose.
He intricately wove my frame, my external physical body was created and wired by God in respect that God knew how He was going to use my days. I am formed for a purpose.
God has a mission for our lives and we are created on purpose.
“your eyes saw my unformed substance” – my emotional makeup, my personality – was created by God, designed by God.
My qurikyness is not accidental but part of the very fabric of who I am meant to be. My shortness, as much as I wished it wasn’t, is part of who I am. The places I have grown up and the people who have influenced me and the experiences I have are all ingredients that make me unique and make me ME.
Before we were even born God purposed me and designed me.
I have been uniquely placed by God – where I live, my community, my workplace, my connections.
They are God ordained and God organised.
I have been uniquely wired and drawn towards certain things so that people might know God, hear from God and that I might show the people in my life that He is real and good and what the gospel is.
I want to see the entire world thorough the lens of how God has wired me and where He has placed me for His glory.
We are women of destiny – women called by God and created by God for unique individually tailored purposes.
We’re all at different stages of life and stages in walking out that destiny – and as women, and as a church, we want to be cheering each other on and encouraging and empowering each other – setting people free to be themselves and be who God has called them to be.