Ephesians 1:9-14

9 God’s secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to his good pleasure. 10 And this is his plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ-everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because of Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as he decided long ago. 12 God’s purpose was that we who were the first to trust in Christ should praise our glorious God. 13 And now you also have heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us everything he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

You are not a mistake. God knew you and planed you before you were even thought about. God specifically designed who you would be and what environment you would be born into. Jesus Christ coming to redeem man back to God was not an after thought either. God knew from the beginning that He would send His Son to redeem the world. God is not caught off guard with anything that happens in this world, but that doesn’t mean He approves of everything that happens. By giving us life, God gave us free will and we can choose to live in His love or not. Those outside of His love commit very egregious sins, as we all know. But God sees all and knows all that happens and has a purpose for all that happens to those who love Him. Even in the evil we chose, He can work for our good. We do have free will to choose evil over Him, but God knows what we are going to do even before we do. And He can use whatever we have decided for His will, if we chose Him. And at the right time, God will bring everything together under the authority of Christ. This has been His plan from the beginning. Even though this has not happened yet, we have the Holy Spirit of God, and this is our guarantee that He will do everything He has promised. Christ will come again to rule the world just as He came once to save the world. God knows exactly what He is doing and everything will happen just when it supposed to. Knowing this, we can trust Him that He will keep His Word no matter what happens in the world or in our lives.

Have a God Day!