I read a daily devotional by Joel Osteen some weeks ago and decided to share with you because it meant so much to me, especially coming from an adoption back ground.  If you haven’t seen it, perhaps it will be a blessing to you as well.  The scripture reference is Jeremiah 1:5.  As you read these words of encouragement, please know that you are valued and deeply loved by the Lord.  You can have confidence in His ability to bring you through whatever turmoil you may be facing, because He made sure you are here to enjoy the life He has planned!  God bless you today!children

God knew you before you were even born. What an amazing thought! He saw your unformed substance and said, “I have a purpose for this life. I have good plans for them!” Then He breathed His life into you and sent you through your mother and father. They may have had issues, but that doesn’t have to stop you from becoming all that God intended for you to be. You have been handpicked by Almighty God to be here at this time in history!

Sometimes we hear parents say, “We weren’t expecting this child. They were a surprise. They were an accident.” No, that child may have been a surprise to the parents, but they weren’t a surprise to Almighty God. No child can be born without God breathing His life into them. You may think, “Well, I was unwanted. I was an unplanned pregnancy.” No, you wouldn’t be here if God didn’t give life to your seed.

In God’s eyes, there is no such thing as being illegitimate. Remember, He knew you before you were ever born! Find confidence in His love knowing that you are a person of destiny, and you are part of His mighty plan!