God created us all for a purpose!
I can tell you that God gave me a gift. My gift is to teach. I love teaching. I love children. I get so excited when they "get it!" But, the main reason I love to teach, is because God told me to. (That story will come later) I get to impact the lives of so many children and share my love of Christ with them through my words and actions.
But..... lately I have felt that God has another "purpose" awaiting me.
I have always wanted to be a writer. At one time, I thought I would write children's books. My husband use to tell me that I should write Mysteries. I have the most vivid action/adventure dreams at night. In the morning, I can't wait to tell him my dream. His response is always the same, "You should write that, it would be a great book!"
Years later I get the urge again, but I still don't "know" what to write about. So, I do what I do best, I work on my Masters and write papers in graduate school. Not the kind of writing I think God has in mind, but I get better at the mechanics of writing.
Being in a storm of life, is like being in a small boat in a storm. It tosses you around a lot. You cry out to God, "Save me, Help me!" When the storm is in full force, you don't even know what all is going on around you. You just hold on for the ride. But during that stormy ride, you find your faith. Your Trust. Your HOPE!
You know why? HE NEVER LEFT ME IN THE STORM. :)