“So many people believe in chance rather than God, who controls the universe. . . . As a result, you end up living your life as a cosmic lottery rather than as a response to a sovereign God who puts you here for a reason. You cannot have God and chance. The two are incompatible.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”- Psalm 139:5 (ESV)
In Chapter 5 (“Intention”) of Discover Your Destiny, Dr. Tony Evans talks about what happens if you fail to believe that God created you on purpose and works all things together for good. If you deny that you’re called according to His purpose, you think luck determines events and circumstances.
Therefore, since God created you on purpose, you’re not a mistake. Because, Tony cautions, if you consider yourself a mistake, then God made a mistake. And if God made a mistake, He’s not perfect. He’s not the perfect God He says He is in the Bible. Thus, that makes God liar. Hence, Dr. Evans reiterates:
“So the next time you wonder if you are a mistake, an afterthought, or someone who has not been intentionally designed with a destiny — keep in mind that if you believe those things, you are actually calling God a liar.”
Above all, Dr. Evans exhorts, God created all people with a destiny. A destiny that would blow their minds if they truly knew what God wanted them to do.
However, Tony advises, far too often people get hung up on things that apparently make no sense. Like why seemingly bad things happen to good people. Consequently, you need a strong faith in God’s sovereignty. Otherwise, those hang ups easily sideline and distract us from our God-ordained purpose.
In conclusion, Dr. Evans offers this summation:
“Many people who have been bought with Christ’s blood and live in God’s house nonetheless want God to adjust to them. . . . And when He doesn’t, they try to do it themselves. . . . Of course you will feel distant from God and lose your sense of destiny when you do not adjust to Him. He is in charge.”
Today’s question: When do you feel that life consists of a cosmic lottery? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Number one ingredient – living out your destiny”