You Are Not an Accident.

On day two, I found a passage that I can take a lot of solace in:

God decided *how* you would be born. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth or who your parents are, God had a plan in creating you. It doesn’t matter whether your parents were good, bad, or indifferent. God knew that those two individuals possessed *exactly* the right genetic makeup to create the custom “you” he hand in mind. They had the DNA God wanted to make you.

While there are illegitimate parents, there are no illegitimate children. Many children are unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God. God’s purpose took into account human error, and even sin.

Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

Day Two – Thinking About My Purpose

Point to Ponder: I am not an accident.

Verse to Remember: “I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.” – Isaiah 44:2 (CEV)

Question to Consider: I know that God uniquely created me. What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?

Tracking down your birth parents, only to find your biological mother says you were the product of a date rape was a tough pill to swallow. I feel quite grateful that I was probably the smartest kid in any given class during my years in school, but it makes me wonder why that blessing was combined with the curse of having a compulsion to destroy the gift I was given through alcohol and drug abuse. It’s as if I was hellbent on destroying the intelligence I was given.