Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
– Ephesians 1:4
Before God laid the foundations of the earth, before sin entered into the world, you were predestined by God. You were chosen to be his child.
In all cases, God chose us, before we chose Him.
In John 15:16, Jesus told us “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give you.”
You see, being one of God’s chosen is not due to anything we have done or will do. God knew exactly what would happen in our lives, before any of it took place. God knew exactly how you would turn out. He knew exactly what decision you would make regarding Him. He knew all this and made selections which would work best in His favor for the plan and end that He had in mind. God’s choosing us had nothing to do with our own merit. He chose you from the foundation of the world.
Even though you may sometimes feel like a ‘loser’ and worry that God may have made a mistake in choosing you, you must remember that God chose you to win. If you will allow Him, God will make you into something special. God sees through all your flaws and imperfections and sees a work in progress.
God is not finished with you, yet. As long as your heart is beating and your lungs draw breathe, you can rejoice in knowing that God will complete what He has begun in your life.
After all, you were chosen from the foundations of the world.
Think about it!
Don Stephens writes messages of empowerment based on the Bible.