Do you believe God is a frugal God?
I think He is, in a sense. I know He is extravagant with grace, but the way I see it, the Lord never does anything without a reason. We may not have all the answers to the mysteries of life, but we do know that there is a purpose for everything (Prov. 16:4) and a specific time for each of these purposes to be fulfilled (Eccl. 3:1).
God took the time to think of each of us. He worked out our idiosyncrasies. He calculated the number of failures we would experience before we get to where He wants us to go. He chose one man to father and one woman to carry each person. He is not a wasteful God; He must have created each of us to fill a gap, solve a problem, fulfill a need.
It does not matter how we got here. King David stole Bathsheba from her husband, but their union resulted in the birth of Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. According to Matthew, Solomon was Christ’s ancestor. In other words, when the Lord chose to take on the form of a man, He did not select an untainted heritage. He came just like one of us – from a family that had some baggage and some black spots in its history.
People might have labeled you. You might have been a child born out of wedlock, your parents might consider you their teenage mistake, you might even have been the fruit of adultery, incest, or rape. God still calls you His own.
God knew each of us intimately before He formed us in the womb. He, in His infinite wisdom, selected the wombs that would carry us – HE chose the women with whom we would be associated for life (and perhaps even for eternity). HE knows the path that He ordained for us to take.
Why, then, is it so easy for us to allow people’s opinions to influence us into feeling inferior to other human beings? Is it ever wise – or even remotely sensible – to allow a comment from a human being to cause us to look down on ourselves? People may have the audacity, but they certainly do not have the authority, to call us anything other than what God called us before time. We’ve all heard the saying it’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to. If we do not know who we are, we will answer to any name.
We were all created for a reason. Your breath, health, intelligence, talents – YOU – must not be wasted. Fulfilling our purpose is worship, and it gives God the glory. Is He not worthy to be praised in and by the way you live your life?
Know that you’re precious…
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1. of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals.
3. dear; beloved: a precious child.