Never by chance or by accident
How many times have you heard these statements:
"That was a surprise!"
"It was an accident"
"It was a mistake"
While I was driving I was listening to spotify and this song came on. It seemed really beautiful at first but then the words of the chorus just spoke to my heart:
Oh I don't believe in accidents
Miracles, they don't just happen by chance
As long as my God holds the world in his hands
I know that there's no such thing as unplanned
(Unplanned by Matthew West)
It's so easy for us to view something as an accident, or unplanned. It wasn't in our control or wasn't placed into our well formulated plan, therefore it is an accident and happened by random chance.
Yes as human beings there are something that we can claim as accidents because it wasn't something we intended to do, or a result we intended would happen. But look how quickly we are able to take that line of thinking towards almost anything now. The reality is there are certain things that are NEVER just by chance, things that are NEVER an accident.
When I would speak to high school kids I would always ask them this, "Do you really think God looked at you and said, 'whoops! Didn't see that one coming! Well good luck!'" It sounds so silly when I say it, but many times that is genuinely how people feel. They feel they are an accident, that they arrived by random chance, or mothers that feel the life growing in their womb was an accident.
Just because something is unplanned in our eyes that doesn't mean that it is unplanned in God's eyes. For God there are no surprises or accidents. He is all knowing, He carries everything in His hands. Every life, no matter how it came to be, was willed into existence by God. Every life is wanted and love by Him.
If there is one thing I want you to remember today...it is that you are not an accident. You are wanted, you are loved, and God PLANNED for you to exist right now, in this time, in this moment.