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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: The Simple Life
By Rebecca Yauger
05/30/06


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When we are growing up, most of us have big dreams for our future, dreams of success, fortune, even fame. My parents were always supportive of my dreams. They told me I could be anything I wanted, from following in my fatherís footsteps of being an Air Force Pilot, to following in my motherís footsteps and being a homemaker. I remember my mother telling me, ďNo matter what you do, God will bless you, and you will be special.Ē
That statement forever changed how I thought about things. It made me realize that God uses everyone for his own purposes. I didnít have to be famous like Julia Roberts or Billy Graham to be called by God. I am called by God in my daily life, by focusing on being a good wife and mother, and doing well at my job. By caring for my friends, Godís love will shine through. Itís living by example and surrendering to Godís will. Even saying ďthank youĒ to the teenager that bags my groceries at the supermarket shows Godís love.
My little girl dreams of being an actress or a pilot are long gone now. Instead, I have dreams for a writing career, and dreams for my childrenís success and happiness. I probably wonít be famous or wealthy. But, beyond fame and riches, is Godís direction for my life, which is more important. My purpose is to live a good life, have faith, and love my family. Itís the simple things that allow Godís light to shine through me.
By following Godís will, whether I completely understand his purposes or not, I hope to stand before the Lord one day and hear him say, ďWell done, good and faithful servant.Ē


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Virginia Gorg06/01/06
This is nicely written. For me, striving for the "simple" is more fulfilling than striving to be like the world. Well done and God bless on a succesful career writing for Him!
Sherry Wendling06/01/06
You have captured the simplicity of His "Well done!" And what a gift, to have a mom like yours...Yes, your writing career will be blessed, indeed.