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She Was Made With A Purpose
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The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. - Psalm 138:8

What is your purpose in life? For most of us (if not all of us) that’s a pretty big question.

IN the dictionary, purpose means: the reason for which something is done or created

When you think about your purpose, you might think of the things in life that you want to accomplish in order to do what you feel you have been called to do. Maybe you have no idea what “your purpose” is and you find yourself wondering if you’re studying the right thing in school or working at the right job. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, know that your purpose as a woman who follows Christ is not about finding the right job or vocation. Your purpose is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our relationship with Jesus is what gives us access to God, Our Creator, who loved us enough to give us purpose!

As we see today’s passage, it’s God who fulfills His purpose for us. Not our occupations, not who we marry, or what we study in college. Yes, these things are all apart of our lives and God can use these things to bless us and yes, God has given each of gifts we can use on this earth to bring Him glory, but ultimately, He is the one ordering our steps day by day, leading us right where we need to be.

By knowing this, we have no reason to get anxious or worry when it comes to fulfilling our purpose on this earth because we know that God is the one who is fulfilling our purpose day by day! Even in the seemingly little moments when we feel like we’re not where we’re supposed to be or we’ve become uninterested or bored at work or in school. God is STILL fulfilling His purpose for us, allowing us to be steadfast in His love. So the next time you find yourself worrying and questioning what your purpose is, remember that it starts with knowing who you belong to, knowing that through your relationship with Jesus Christ, you have access to the most purpose-filled life!

Biblical Context + Further Reading: Psalm 138

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【COOL MAGAZINE 2015.1.25 Issue Vol. 622】 GOT7’S INTERVIEW TRANS.

 

Cool: In the previous MVs “Girls Girls Girls” and “A”,the members all took turns being the main protagonist, but in “Stop Stop it” MVJB took the main role, what does all the members think about JB’s acting in theMV?

Mark: He’s the main character in “DreamHigh 2” after all. It was very good!

All: He did a really good job!

Jackson: Can I point out that even though it was GOT7’s MV, I only had 12seconds of screen time! (How many times do you have to mention this? Jackson aren’t you scared that Park PD will reduce the screen time into half next time? Laughs)

 

BamBam: You had more than me, I only had 7 seconds. (Upset face)

Mark: I only came out about 10 ~ 15 seconds!

BamBam: Hyung, you had a lot of screen time though. (Upset face)

Mark: But it didn’t come out, it was the same for everyone.

Cool: In the beginning of the MV, JB was standing on the edge of the roof top, it seems very dangerous. How was that scene shot?

JB: Oh, actually it was combined together with CG effect, so I wasn’t that scared when it was filmed. But it looked quite real, right!

Cool: After the release of concept photos, it showed both image of innocent boys and charismatic men. This style of suspender trousers with gold necklace, was it the coordi’s idea or it was part of GOT7’s? Apart from GOT7’s group image, are there any concepts that you guys want to try out?

Jr.: Yes, when they took out the suspender trousers, we immediately went “oh~~”. Actually we all have different things that we want to try out. Let Jackson say first.

Jackson: I like dangerous, dark things.

Yugyeom: I want to try a lot. To be honest, I really like the elegant style. We are gorgeously dressed with flashy accessories under the lights. (Maknae, wait for few years then you should ask the coordi noona to give you a furry coat. Laughs)

Jr.: Because we are still young, so the street style suits us better, it has an energetic feeling. But if we were older, then we would dance in suits. These kind of thoughts changes at different ages.

JB: I think our clothes can be a bit more casual, because we always like to joke around, so it would be better it was more relaxed.

Youngjae: Because we are young, so I want to try something lively like a party or something, it would be pretty good.

BamBam: A fierce concept, a concept that looks very powerful.

Cool: For this comeback, Jackson participated in writing the rap parts in two songs, have you thought about composing songs for next albums? Is there any part that the other members want to challenge?

Jackson: Yes, I’ve been considering about it. I’ve thought a lot, but it’s only thinking. How should I say this, to be honest there are many aspects that haven’t been shaped, I have too many ideas but I don’t know where to start. So I need more time to adjust everything, I will show everything when I’m ready, and when I can express all my thoughts.

JB: Actually we also tried to write lyrics but there are many areas that didn’t fit with our image so we still more time on composing.

Cool: (the first half of the question was cut off) Have you found the “the real color of the group”?

 

BamBam: comparing to the heavy make-up that we had previously, I think the light make-up is better.

Jr.: We are the type of group that doesn’t exaggerate. Whenever we appear in the news, GOT7 gives a feeling of a young boy and man. Instead of playing cool, we prefer the natural cool style. The make-up can’t be too heavy and without exaggerated dance choreography.

Yugyeom: “Group color” can’t be explained through words, but from recording the songs until the end of our promotions, we could feel that we have already got our own color. The members’ skills are always improving.

Cool: The nicknames given by the fans, which ones are more suitable?

BamBam: Wang Puppy!!!

Jackson: Why did you mention mine!

BamBam: Look, just like this, he’s like a little puppy. So he’s really cute!

Yugyeom: The nickname “pineapple baby (?)” was created when we were promoting our first EP, I think it was because of my hairstyle at the time, it was spiked up like a pineapple.

Jr.: recently BamBam got a new nickname; it came from a famous carrot cartoon character.

BamBam: It was just that one photo; the fans thought that I looked like the cartoon character.

Cool: What do you guys do in your free time? What are your hobbies?

JB: Everyone seems to like playing games recently. Online shopping, reading books and taking photographs.

BamBam: I like watching the TV.

Youngjae: I like collecting Lego.

Jr.: If I have time, I would go watch a film. It’s better to go to the cinema by myself because otherwise I would get distracted by the person next to me, so everyone remember to go to the cinema by yourself!

BamBam: SNS.

Jr.: Only Instagram, his hobby is playing on Instagram.

BamBam: That’s enough hyung, you need to protect my image.

Cool: Everyone knows that Jr. is the mother in GOT7, so from a mother’s perspective, which member is suitable to be a son-in-law?

Jr.: Because I know them too well, so I can’t really pick. If I had to pick one then I’d pick Yugyeom. Because Yugyeom is simple-minded, he seems like the type that when comes to liking a girl, he would keep liking her until the end. Although he doesn’t have those experiences now, and although he is the maknae, his mind is very abundant. If my daughter is with a guy like that, then I’d think she wouldn’t get hurt.

BamBam: Who is the least favorite?

Jr.: You! You! You! You! (Everyone laughs)

Cool: Lastly, can you all say something to our Cool Magazine readers?

Jackson: COOL MAGAZINE’s readers, it’s the winter and 2015 will be here soon. I hope everyone’s dream will come true and have a lucky 2015! And continue to love us GOT7! Because it’s the COOL MAGAZINE, so everyone needs to be cool!

Mark: Happy New Year! (In English)

Yugyeom: I hope everyone will enjoy every moment of your life.

Jr.: Nicely ending the year 2014 and I hope everyone will be happy in 2015, and please watch over us GOT7!

JB: Everyone has worked hard in 2014, there must be things that were tiring you out during the year but it’s all over now. In 2015, I hope everyone will has the strength/ power, although success is important, but health is important than anything else. So please take care of your health!

Youngjae: Everyone please take care of your health and let 2015 be a healthy year. Happy New Year!

BamBam: Please throw away all the bad things that happened in 2014! In 2015, please make great efforts everyday, as if there’s no tomorrow!

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Jr.

 

If you were reborn, what would you like to be :A King in the ancient times.

Your childhood dream: Fire fighter -> scientist -> lawyer -> singer.

What’s your strength?: I’m good at socializing.

If you had a girl you liked, what would do to get closer to her?: I would be happy if she got closer to me.

I’m the _____ type: active/ lively.

Youngjae:

 

Is there an object that is very special to you?: The green bracelet that I’m wearing.

What’s your recent favorite book?: Night time picnic.

Do you have any tips for university entrance exam takers?: don’t fall asleep (laughs)

What do you think of your personality?: scrupulous about every detail.

What do you hope for in your singings?: I want to sing a sad song to show the voice I’ve got.

BamBam:

 

Is there anything you want to change about yourself?: I want to change the fact that I’m not confident.

What colors do you think suits you the most?: Gold and green.

What kind of praising would you like to hear?: You’re very masculine, very handsome.

What’s your favorite food?: Grilled pork belly and hot pot.

If you had one month of vocation, what would you do?: Go to Thailand and spend the time with my family.

JB:

 

If you had to describe yourself as an animal?: A wolf.

What’s your strength?: Chic.

Who do you respect?: My parents and D’Angelo.

A place that you have to visit?: Maldives.

I’m the _____ type: Hardworking.

Yugyeom:

 

What’s your all-killer charm?: Um~ My heart!

 

What’s your ideal type?: She looks good while standing up.

You’re still a high school student, so what do you do when you’re tired after studying?: Sleep.

What’s you latest favorite fashion style?: Elegant and hip-hop tight trousers. (Laughs)

Is there something you’re particularly proud of?: I have confidence in my dancing skills, that I won’t lose to anyone when comes to dancing.

Mark:

 

What’s your must have object in your bag?: iPad.

What’s your weakness?: The fact that I don’t like talking.

What’s your favorite film?: Superbad.

You’ve worked hard today, how would you treat yourself?: I would praise myself.

If you were reborn, what would you like to be?: I want to be part of GOT7 in the next life.

Jackson:

 

Do you think you’re the source of energy within GOT7?: Of course, actually I’m even more lively (compare to what you see on Roommate).

Have you been through any hard times?: Instead of saying hard times, I think life is a challenge itself.

When you look at a girl, where would you look at first?: I will be like a scanner, scanning her from top to bottom.

What would you like to challenge in the future?: I want to promote as a producer.


Scans: Mark Crush

TRANS: KIMMYYYANG

anonymous asked:

What motivated you through medical school?

  • Realising that although it is not easy, it is not some mysterious or impossible feat; it wan’t necessarily even harder than my other degree.
  • Anime soundtracks and not wanting to be outdone by Naruto.
  • The support of all the people around me who knew I wasn’t awful when I doubted myself the most.
  • Thinking about all the £££ I was spending to be there.
  • Kittens. Cats are very good therapy.
  • Remembering how many people would have loved to be in my shoes.
  • For gran.
  • Thinking about the difference I could make with this degree under my belt.
  • Knowing how far I’d come already, and how much work I’d put in because I wanted be there.
  • Hoping to live up to the words of every patient who told me ‘you’ll make a great doctor’.
  • Diet Coke and gallons of tea.
  • remembering to take time out between tough patches to draw, do fun things, read books, and have a life outside medicine.
  • The feeling somewhere in my marrow that I wanted to do this, even when things got tough. I wanted to learn to break bad news and deal with sick patients. I wanted to deal with blood and guts. I don’t know how to describe it without using the word vocation, but sometimes you feel like there is something you have to try because you feel like you can be that person. I wasn’t going to let some pretty serious hurdles get in the way of finding out what being a doctor is like.

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The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. - Psalm 138:8 What is your purpose in life? For most of us (if not all of us) that’s a pretty big question. IN the dictionary, purpose means: the reason for which something is done or created When you think about your purpose, you might think of the things in life that you want to accomplish in order to do what you feel you have been called to do. Maybe you have no idea what “your purpose” is and you find yourself wondering if you’re studying the right thing in school or working at the right job. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, know that your purpose as a woman who follows Christ is not about finding the right job or vocation. Your purpose is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our relationship with Jesus is what gives us access to God, Our Creator, who loved us enough to give us purpose! As we see today’s passage, it’s God who fulfills His purpose for us. Not our occupations, not who we marry, or what we study in college. Yes, these things are all apart of our lives and God can use these things to bless us and yes, God has given each of gifts we can use on this earth to bring Him glory, but ultimately, He is the one ordering our steps day by day, leading us right where we need to be. By knowing this, we have no reason to get anxious or worry when it comes to fulfilling our purpose on this earth because we know that God is the one who is fulfilling our purpose day by day! Even in the seemingly little moments when we feel like we’re not where we’re supposed to be or we’ve become uninterested or bored at work or in school. God is STILL fulfilling His purpose for us, allowing us to be steadfast in His love. So the next time you find yourself worrying and questioning what your purpose is, remember that it starts with knowing who you belong to, knowing that through your relationship with Jesus Christ, you have access to the most purpose-filled life! Biblical Context + Further Reading: Psalm 138