Purpose Driven Life – Day Two

You Are Not an Accident

 I am your Creator.  You were in my care even before you were born.  Isaiah 44:2a (CEV)

The first line of Day 2 of PDL; “You are not an accident.”  How many times have I heard from a parent regarding their child, “my last one was just an accident!”  I know what they mean and more times than not, they are just trying to make a funny line out of the situation.  But the reality is that for millions of people, they have been given the message from their parent that they were not planned or wanted.  What about the millions upon millions of children who have been aborted in the last 34 years since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by our Supreme Court?  These babies were not planned but at the same time, they were not an accident.  Right now, those precious babies are in the presence of our Heavenly Father.  God has a different take on EVERY conception!  Yes, maybe you were not planned, but God was thinking about you before you were born!  There are unplanned pregnancies, but there are NO accidental children!

That being said, what does that mean for me?  God created this world to be inhabited by His ENTIRE creation; that includes you and me!  There is a God who made you for a reason, and your life has profound meaning!  We discover that meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives.  Pastor Rick is telling us that no matter what negative messages you have received from your parents, your spouse, friends, children, co-workers, or the world; you are the most important creation of God and your life has tremendous meaning. 

Here’s an example.  Why in the world would God allow a child to be born into a loving family then allow that child to die either by disease or accident or by the hands of another human being?  This is a question for the ages.  I think that God allows us as parents to go through that kind of pain so that we can in turn be a source of comfort and support to another parent going through the same thing.  It’s part of your purpose for which you were created!  Read the poem by Russell Kelfer on pp 25-26 of PDL and this point will make more sense to you.

A point to ponder:  I am not an accident. Regardless of all the negative messages given to me from the world, I am precious to God because He was thinking about me when He created this world!

A verse to remember: “I am your Creator.  You were in my care even before you were born.”  Isaiah 44:2a (CEV)  What an amazing comfort to know that the Creator of the universe was thinking about me before I was born.  That one fact gives my life ultimate meaning.

 A question to consider: I know that God uniquely created me.  What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?  I don’t know about you, but this is a very tough question.  The one part of my personality that gives me the most problem is my tendency to be obsessive.  When I take on a project or a job, I obsess about it.  I will work many hours way beyond what are sometimes necessary to do a good job because I want everything to be perfect.  When perfection is not achieved, I take it personally.  This is one that I’m working on.  How about you?

Be encouraged today friends!  Randy

4 responses to this post.

  1. 32 years ago I became the Mom of an accidental pregnancy. That very young woman had enough wisdom and guidance to place her child up for adoption, and allowed my husband and I the joy of being parents. I daily pray for her; that her life has been blessed and that she has come to love the Lord as her savior.


  2. Posted by Kathy on August 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Amen..to the OCD thing…grrrr


  3. Posted by Kathy on August 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Praise God for adoption! And for those wise enough to make the tough choice to let the child go.


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