No One Else Could Have Made You
By Rick Warren
“You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body” (Psalm 139:13 NCV).
God planned every single day of your life. Before you took your first breath, God knew every single event of your life.
Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. It is not fate, or chance, or luck, or coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment.
You’re alive right now because God wanted you — with all of your strengths and weaknesses — to be alive.
Whether your parents were good, bad, or indifferent, God used them because they had the exact DNA needed to create you. God wanted you alive. From the beginning of time, God has had a plan for your life — and he has a purpose he wants you to complete.
No one else could have made you to be you.
The Bible says, “You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way . . . You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body. When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old” (Psalm 139:13-16 NCV).
God was intimately involved in your birth. He loved you then and he’ll love your forever. Your parents may have contributed your DNA, but God made you. You were not just one more baby born. God personally planned for your birth.
You are God’s masterpiece. He made you for a reason: to fulfill his purposes in this world.
Talk It Over:
- What do you think about the truth that God wanted you alive? What are some ways you might apply this truth in your life?
- No one else could have made you to be you. Are there areas in your life where you are not being you? Why do you think you’re allowing that to happen?
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