Jeremiah 1:4-5 (NIV)
4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God knew us before we were even born. What an amazing thought that is! He saw our unformed substance and said, “I have a purpose for this life. I have good plans for them.” Then He breathed His life into us and sent us through our mothers and fathers. We have been handpicked by the Almighty God to be here at this time in this place in history. There is nothing but ourselves that can stop us from being all that God intended for us to be.
Sometimes we hear parents say, “We weren’t expecting this child. They were a surprise. They were an accident.” That is not true. While that child may have been a surprise to the parents, they were not a surprise to God. No child can be born without God breathing His life into them. You may think, “I was unwanted. I was an unplanned pregnancy.” No, you would not be here if God didn’t want you here.
In God’s eyes, there is no such thing as a mistake. God does not make mistakes. God never says, “Oops.” Remember that God knew each one of us before we were even born. We need to be confident in His love knowing that we are each a person of destiny and we are each a part of His mighty plan.
Let’s take time today to thank God for the life He has given us and for putting us here in our earthly families. If we have the approval of God, the approval of others should not matter that much.