You Are Not a Mistake

The Lord loves you and He has a plan for your life. Regardless of what you may have felt or been told . . . you are not a mistake. You are not an accident, your birth wasn’t by chance, and you are not some “insignificant speck in the cosmos of the universe.”

The truth is that you were divinely destined to be born and born for such a time as this. There are no coincidences or random events associated with your birth. Your being born into this world is not a matter of chance, or an accident. The Lord says that before you were formed in your mother’s womb, He knew you. Before you were even conceived or had even taken your first breath, the Lord knew you and had a plan designed for you (Jer. 1:5).

Your birth was part of your divinely appointed destiny. If you were told that you were an accident, that your parents did not actually want to bring you into the world when they did, then your birth is something truly unique. If you were told that your parents did not want you to be born when you were, then the Lord divinely intervened at the exact moment of conception to ensure that you were born into this world when you were.

At that specific instance, by stepping in when He did, the Lord was saying, “I love this child so much that I am going to make sure that he or she comes into this world, whether the parents want it to happen or not.”

At that moment, the Lord stepped in and changed everything. In effect, He said, “Your destiny is too important, My call on your life too wonderful, the love I have for you and My desire to be with you too much for you not to be born. I choose you to be one of My personal ambassadors as I build a case for all the world to see, through the evidence of how much I love you.”

In the midst of the heartache you may have felt from being told that you were a mistake, know that Jesus’ parents didn’t plan on having Him when they did either. It was the Lord’s divine intervention that caused Jesus’ mother, Mary, to become pregnant by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18).

By all outside appearances, Jesus’ birth would have been considered illegitimate and a “mistake.” The process of how He came into the world was definitely a divine act, and yet even with how things looked in the natural, the appearance of His birth having been an “accident”, Jesus had a very important destiny and call on His life: to bring about the reconciliation of God and man (Col. 1:19, 20). Therefore, if you were ever told that you were a mistake, or felt like your birth was an accident, you are in the best company there is, as your journey along the path of destiny began just like Jesus’.

Even if you wondered about the timing of your birth, know that the Lord appointed a time for you to be born (Eccl. 3:2), and He has made everything beautiful in its time (Eccl. 3:11). There is nothing random about the timing of your birth; just like Esther, you were born “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14, KJV).

Psalms 139:14–16 says that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and that all of the days the Lord ordained for you have been written in His book before one of them even came to be. The same One who paints each sunset and hangs every star has made you, and yet in comparison with everything that He has created, you are what He refers to as being “wonderfully made.”

He made you the way you are for a reason—with all of your strengths and weaknesses—because He has a destiny plan for you. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” This plan that He has for you will be completely unique, as it is specifically tailored to fit you and only you, which is one of the reasons why you were made the way you were made . . . and even why, to a certain degree, you have some of the weaknesses and apparent deficiencies that you do.

*Taken from “The Destiny of an Overcomer”

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