I watched a movie the girls brought me “The Adjustment Bureau” the other week. Basically the plot is that a “higher order” has a plan for our lives and there is an adjustment team to ensure that we do not deviate from the per-ordained plan and if we do, they are there to cause circumstances to get us back on track!
One of the many questions to life is whether it is random or planned? Am I at the fate of some higher being and my course has already been plotted? Is life just fate? And to that there are many views and beliefs.
When my mum was pregnant with me she was having some complications and the doctors advised from her own health to abort me. As a person who followed the teaching of the scriptures, she struggled with that concept. In my grandmothers house they had a promise box with lots of scripture verses tightly rolled up and a pair of tweezers to remove the little paper promise. Her mother saw she was depressed and suggested she take a promise, she took the tweezers and pulled one out, Isaiah 46v4 “What I have made I will bear”, she put it back and pulled out another one, she cannot remember what it said, her mum said try it again and she ended up pulling out again the same verse. If you look at Daily Light for this evenings reading, my birthday August 23rd, you will see “What I have made I will bear”!
Now we can discuss the concept of finding things to make us feel good, or “Christian luck” etc but for me, I know that God wanted me! Based on what I read in the Bible in Romans 9 “If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered and the sum labeled “chosen of God,” They’d be numbers still, not names; salvation comes by personal selection. God doesn’t count us; he calls us by name. Arithmetic is not his focus.” How cool is that!
We are not random, God knew about us from the creation of the world, His scriptures tell me that even when in my mothers womb He knew all about me. So I am happy today to know that God had/has a plan for my life and that I am here because He made me and brought me to being.