God Spoke You Into Existence
by Jon Walker
«I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.» (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)
Dear one, you were started as an idea in the mind of God! Wow! You exist because the God of the universe thought you up.
The God who spoke the world into existence, the God who hung the moon and the stars, the God who set the sun in the sky – this creative Creator thought about you, was pleased by his thoughts and so he spoke you into your mother’s womb in the same way that he spoke the world into existence.
As my friend, Rick Warren, says in «The Purpose Driven Life,» you are not an accident. You were created by God at just the right time, in just the right place, with just the right SHAPE to serve God in this moment («… For such a time is this …» Esther 4:14, NIV).
You are NOT a product of God’s assembly line; rather you are a unique creation, like a priceless painting from a grand master: «For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.» (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)
· God’s selection – You were made unique by God. He carefully and lovingly selected your eyes, your hair color, your nose, your intellect, your personality. None of that is an accident. If you have been rejecting God’s design (of you), talk to him about your concerns, disappointments, or confusion. And when you are ready, thank God for his design of you.
· Not an after-thought – You were not an after-thought of God’s; in fact, you were a fore-thought of his infinite love and grace. God accepts you; he even likes you.
· Just in time – You have been born at just the right time to fulfill your unique role in human history. There will never be anyone else like you, and no one else is competing with you for God’s will for your life.
· What will be your life? — Ask God to give you a clear and present vision of your purpose in life, and then ask him to be your strength and wisdom as you live it out.
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