“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.” – Max Lucado

It is easy to go through life believing that you are an accident or the consequence of some random choice.  You can look at others that appear to have so much direction and purpose and conclude that you are destined simply to exist as the byproduct of a cosmic mishap.

Take joy in the fact that if you are here on this earth than you are no accident! You are an individual created with a specific purpose by a God that loves you and cares for you.  Even when it is difficult to understand the direction He leads, rejoice that the creator of every living thing knows your name and will guide your path.

Embrace your purpose and be all that you were created to be.

Jeremy Stalnecker is the Executive Director of the Mighty Oaks Foundation which is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat. While growing up Jeremy’s only goal was to leave home and join the Marine Corps. This dream was finally realized with an active duty commission in 1999 which opened the door to serve as a Marine Infantry Officer during the opening days of the war in Iraq. One month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy entered full-time ministry and eventually accepted a senior pastor role. He later accepted a full-time position with the Mighty Oaks Foundation which brought together his ministry and military experience in a way that allows him to minister to hurting veterans, service members and their families. Along with his wife and their four children, Jeremy works to reach the hurting and provide healing found in Christ.

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