Let’s look at the odds for a minute.
The odds of crashing in an airplane are 1 in 7,178.
The odds of getting struck by lightning are 1 in 10,000.
The odds of being drafted to a professional sports team are 1 in 6.7 million.
The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in 292 million.
However, amidst all these statistical probabilities, there’s one occurrence that surpasses them all: the odds of you being born. Those odds are 1 in novemvigintillion, or 1 followed by 90 zeros!
Perhaps some of you have had moments in your lives where you’ve questioned your worth or felt like a mistake. However, it’s essential to recognize that you are not a mistake to God. In fact, according to His divine plan, you are exactly where you are meant to be. God knew the world needed you and deliberately brought you into existence.
This stands in direct contrast to the messages many of us have received throughout our lives, suggesting that we are mere mishaps in a vast and indifferent universe. But the truth is that we are not cosmic accidents.
God thought you were important enough to create, and He also believed that you were important enough for Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Christ loved us so much that He went to Calvary. He withstood the beating, endured the ridicule, resisted the temptation, walked with the cross on His back, suffered, and was nailed to the cross. He died and then rose alive from the grave—just to send you a postcard to say He loves you and remembers your name.
We may have made mistakes in our lives, experienced failures, or even committed terrible deeds, but that does not define our worth in the eyes of God. Despite our shortcomings, we remain cherished and loved by Him. Remember that God’s love is not based on merit. He knew all your past, present, and future actions, yet He still chooses to shower His grace upon you.
Whatever you have done, He still loves you and knows your name. Your name is not adulterer, liar, cheater, womanizer, failure, felon, or loser. It is forgiven, redeemed, conqueror, beloved, friend, and child. These are the names God has given you. He sees your true potential, your inherent worth, and the person you are meant to be.
The God of the universe has plans for you. He has plans to give you the future you have hoped for. The very things you thought you had abdicated, lost, or forfeited; He still has the power to give to you.
Nothing that you have done has caught God by surprise. No matter what you may have done, God’s plans for you have not been derailed. Nothing you’ve experienced can thwart His intentions for your life. It may have delayed your destiny or caused you to detour, but He will not abandon you—no matter how far you’ve fallen.