You Are Not An Accident
”I am your creator; you were in my care even before you were born.” Isaiah 44:2a ( CEV )
“God doesn’t play die.” Albert Einstein.
You are not an accident. Your birth was not a mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all 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 created you! The Bible says, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.”
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. The Bible says, “You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your Book!”
God Never Does Anything Accidentally
God had a plan creating you. It doesn’t whether you parents are good, bad, or indifferent. God knew that those two individual possessed exactly the right genetic makeup to create the custom “you’ he had in mind. 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 never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes. He has a reason for everything he creates.
God’s motive for creating you is His love. The Bible says, “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love.” God is not haphazard; he planned it all with great precision. The more physicists, biologists, and other scientists learn about the universe, the better we understand how it is uniquely suited for our existence, custom-made with the exact specifications that make human life possible.
Dr. Michael Denton, senior research fellow in human molecular genetics at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has concluded, “All the evidence available in the biological sciences supports the core proposition . . . that the cosmos is a specially designed whole with life and mankind as its fundamental goal and purpose, a whole in which all facets of reality have their meaning and explanation central fact.” Why did God do all this? Why did he bother to go to all the trouble of creating a universe for us? Because he is a God of love. This kind of love can’t be fathom, but it’s fundamentally reliable.
The Bible tells us, “God is love.” It doesn’t say God has love. He is love! Love is the essence of God’s character. But there is a God who made you for a reason, and your life has profound meaning! We discover our meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives. Roman 12:3 (message, paraphrase) “The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us.”
This poem by Russell Kelfer sums it up
You are who you are for a reason,
You’re part of an intricate plan
You’re 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’re 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’d grow.
You are who you are for a reason,
You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is God!