"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." Psalm 139:14-17a
When I was little, I was a very lonely boy. I often wondered why I was born. Why me? Why did I exist? Did I really have a purpose or did God make a mistake when He made me? These are the questions that many young people ask themselves today. They have no sense of purpose and this world has no comfort to give them. Solomon explains how they feel in Ecclesiastes 1:2. He says "Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is utterly meaningless!""So many fill their lives with things that dull their senses. Some become workaholics, others drug addicts or alcoholics. Some just can’t deal with it at all and take their lives.
But according to Psalm 139 none of us are mistakes. God has mapped out a plan for each of us. He says in Jeremiah 29:11; "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." He loves us so much He sent His son Jesus to die for us that we might be able to come to Him. Jesus Himself said that God knows the very number of hairs on your head.. Luke 12:7
A lot has changed in my life since I was that lonely boy who thought he was a mistake. Christ has entered my life and shown me how much He loves me. He has given me a purpose and a hope. Never again will I ever struggle with that. I know I am precious to Him and I now know where I am going. I am following the path He ordained for me long before I was born.
What about you? Do you struggle with who you are?. There is a reason for your life and it doesn’t have to be meaningless. Jesus is the only one who can set you on the right path? Call on Him today and ask Him to take over your life. Surrender to Him, acknowledge Him in all your ways and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6