Not only the youth ask that question. Life is hard, and full of disappointments.
We try. We really do.
We seek to know that we are worthy of existence. We wonder, Why am I here?
Oftentimes we run to other people for the comfort and affirmation that our lives, our existence is worthwhile. Then there are times when those same people who provided our assurance, turn from us, for a moment, a while, or forever. People change, but our creator does not. Occasionally we hear stories of children’s behavior that break their parents hearts. Most times the news reporters conclude, “he/she is still their son/daughter.” Some have never known that parental love that remains despite difficulties, opposition or youthful rebellion. Others grow to be parents who display other than natural love for their children, leaving times in the lives of most to wonder, Why? Why am I here.
The first step to understanding the answer is to go back, beyond your parents, and your physical ancestry. Go back to your creator and know that you are a miracle.
Not “just” in the amazing way your body, mind and soul are created.
But in knowing that YOU – just as you are, and just as you will be – were
You are God’s Will
That in itself is a miracle.
Miracle: An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs; an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Three things changed my life profoundly – things that seemed too good to be true. – things God through His Word spoke to me:
This understanding is one of them:
You are God’s will.
Through reading Revelation 4:11and Psalm 139 I realized that God willed (wanted to) create you and me (on purpose!).
Just as it was God’s will there be
heavens, and earth,
day and night,
land, animals, trees, birds, fish…
it was God’s will that I be… God’s will that you BE.
¨Psa. 139:13- Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
Psa. 139:14 I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
Psa. 139:15 You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Psa. 139:16 Like an open book, you watched me grow
from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
I am God’s will is a true statement, and perhaps it is enough for today, to help someone, somewhere to choose life.
But there is more. Knowing that God created me and knowing that I am God’s will does not go far enough. It is, like birth, only the beginning.
Have an extra Birthday celebration!
Look in the mirror and realize that God thought about you.
God planned you.
Inside and out.
Every bit, like a sculptor’s clay, was fashioned to the idea of YOU, he had in his heart and mind.
You are God’s will!