Saturday, June 26, 2010

Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

Sometimes in life topics reoccur with such intense frequency that you can not help but heed the message being taught. Recently, for me this message has been of finding my true calling in life. Scripture, conversations, and most recently Max Lucado's book You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be have all worked to convict me that I was uniquely created by God for a specific purpose. While I feel that I have been blessed to find my true gift in life, I found Lucado's book to be a wonderful encouragement on this subject.

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be is a quick yet enjoyable read. I was able to sit outside while my children played and devour this book in an hour. The chapters are numerous yet short and full of an abundance of scripture references. 

In his book Lucado writes about finding your "sweet spot" in life. Your personal sweet spot is when you cruise through life, enjoying all that it has to offer. You enjoy going to work, your enjoy the company you keep, and all around life is "good". If you have achieved this then according to Lucado you have found your "sweet spot".  If you are personally struggling with work or where you find yourself in life, I would like to encourage you to read this book. As Lucado repeatedly points out in his book, God had a perfect plan in creating you and you alone. He gave you unique gifts that are a small solution in society. My favorite quote from this book is "you're not God's solution to society, but a solution in society."
Book Description from the publisher:
God made only one version of you. He custom designed you for a one-of-a-kind assignment.
You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one chance to see you shine. You offer a gift to the world that no one else brings. So find it and bring it! And when you do, both you and God will smile.
Yes, you can be everything God wants you to be.
Thomas Nelson Publishing kindly provided me with free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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