This poem is called "The Invitation". It was written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Her first name coming to her in a dream and Mountain Dreamer given to her by a Shamanic Healer. She is not an Indian Elder nor is she an American Indian.
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of: for to have been born in God's thought, and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing.