My boys and I love to ride bikes. It is one of our favorite things to do together, although Jonah, my youngest, has a harder time than his older brother, Jake. He’s just beginning to get the hang of it.
Do you like to ride bikes? Let’s pretend for just a minute that your bike has feelings. If you never ride your bike and it just sits in the corner of your garage, do you think it might wonder what it is made for?
Your bike might be happy but feel as though there was something missing.
Then one day you go into your garage, put on your helmet and climb onto your bike. You begin to pedal. All of a sudden the bike feels alive! Its wheels are spinning. It has never felt this way before. It knows now that this is what it was made for–to be ridden.
Did you know that just like your bike, you were created for a purpose? Here are two things that are true about you:
1. You were created by God. Long before you were born, God thought about you and planned for your life. He planned what you would look like, what color your hair would be and even who would get to be your parents.
God knows everything about you. Psalm 139:13 says: “You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother’s body.” Isn’t it cool to know that you were made special by God? He loves you so much and made you for His purpose.
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This article originally appeared in the June 2009 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2009 Jason Barton. Used by permission.