Did you know a book has been written about you? It’s not just famous people who are featured in biographies. Your story is also in a book, and the Author is none other than God.
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:16, NLT).
What a staggering thought—every moment of your life is recorded in a book.
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]” (Ephesians 2:10, AMP).
God has planned your path, but notice that Paul writes “that we should walk in them.” It doesn’t say “that we would walk in them.” There is a huge difference. Free will comes into effect here because fulfilling these assignments isn’t automatic. First, it’s up to you to discover the plan. This happens through prayer, reading His Word, worship, and other spiritual means.
For this reason Paul prays: “We have always prayed for you, ever since we heard about you. We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases him. Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds, and you will grow in your knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:9–10, TEV)
Fulling God’s unique plan for your life won’t happen automatically. You must intimately engage Him in to discover the set plan He has for you. Then, it’s by His grace (God’s empowerment) that you fulfill the plan.
My friend, your life is unique, special, and by no means an accident. No one is common or menial. You were created (in God’s image and likeness) for extraordinary purposes.