Tuesday, December 28, 2010


"I am your Creator.  You were in my care even before you were born."  Isaiah 44:2
"God does not play dice."  Albert Einstein

You are not an accident. 
Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature.  Your parents may not have planned you, but God did.  He was not surprised by your birth.  In fact, he expected it.

Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God.  He thought of you first.  It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment.  You are alive because God wanted to create you!

God prescribed every single detail of your body.  He deliberately chose your race, the colour of your skin, your hair, and every other feature.  He custom-made your body just the way he wanted it.  He also determined the natural talents you would process and the uniqueness of your personality.

Because God made you for a reason, he also decided when you would be born and how long you would live.  He planned the days of your life in advance, choosing the exact time of your birth and death.

God also planned where you would be born and where you would live for his purpose.  Your race and nationality are no accident.  God left no detail to chance.  He planned it all for his purpose.  Nothing in your life is arbitrary.  It is all for a purpose.

While there are illegitimate parents, there are no illegitimate children.  Many children are unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God.  God's purpose took into account human error, and even sin.

God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes.  He has a reason for everything he creates.  Every plant and every animal was planned by God, and every person was designed with a purpose in mind.

This poem by Russell Kelfer sums it up:

You are who you are for a reason.
You are part of an intricate plan.
You are a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You are just what he wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you would grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You have been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!

Adapted from the book 'The Purpose Driven Life' by Rick Warren

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