Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

You are NOT an Accident

Sometimes I meet people who grew up knowing their arrival was unplanned.  Tragically, some wonder if their existence is just an accident.

If this is your situation, I have a message for you:  you are not a mistake! 

How can I be sure?  It’s simple:
1.    God doesn’t lie.
2.    God doesn’t make mistakes.

Let’s think about a few Bible verses:

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. . . .
-Jeremiah 1:5

God knew you before you were conceived. Your arrival on this earth was part of God’s eternal plan.  Your biological parents simply fulfilled it.  How can I explain this?  I can’t—I don’t have the mind of God.  But I trust God and I’ll take Him at His word.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
-Psalm 139:15

God knew you before you were born.  He is the Author and Creator of life, and you are part of His creation, made in His image (Genesis 1:27).

And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
-Matthew 10:30

God knows you intimately.  He knows you better than you know yourself.  No detail of your life happens without His knowledge.

Whatever your circumstances, remember that your life is a gift from God—a God who intended for you to be here.

Living becomes an awesome business when you realize that you spend every moment of your life in the sight and company of an omniscient, omnipresent Creator.
-JI Packer, Knowing God

See also:

Broken Things

Can a Mother Forget Her Child?

David and Goliath: When the Armor Doesn’t Fit

Six Lessons from the Life of Solomon


  1. Amen to that! I just read the same thing in the Purpose Driven Life. All of us have a reason for being here.

  2. Yes…
    And I thank you for saying that again.
    I almost forgot.

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