An accident is an unfortunate incident that happens unintentionally. Like when I was standing outside a wedding and a well-dressed lady walked past me carrying a tray of marinated chicken. In her effort to carry the chicken and walk with some sort of elegance, she accidentally snagged her heel on the curb. One moment she was standing, and the next, she was lying on the ground face first in the chicken. That’s when she looked at me, with chicken juice dripping from her face, and said, “Don’t I look beautiful?” and she blew me a kiss.
Accidents are never beautiful because they are almost always associated with harm, injury, or loss. They are the “whoops-a-daisy” of the world.
You are not an accident. God didn’t happen to bump his almighty elbow on the counter of his lab and spill you out into the universe.
You might feel like an accident, a mishap, or a mistake. You might have even been told that you are your entire life. But, regardless of what you feel and what others say, God says you are not.
Here’s what God has to say about you.
God says you are made in his image.
The Bible says, “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
God says you are the work of his hand.
The Bible says, “We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
God says he formed you in your mother’s womb.
The Bible says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.” (Isaiah 139:13-15)
God says he is the one who gives you life.
The Bible says, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4)
God says you are his masterpiece.
The Bible says you “are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
God says he thinks about you constantly.
The Bible says, “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. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” (Psalm 139:16-18)
None of those sound like accidents, do they?
It all comes down to this. God made you; he loves you, and he has a plan for your life. Now, you just need to believe it.