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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

Chosen: I am a child of God

I wasn’t beautiful. I wasn’t kind. I wasn’t good. I wasn’t pure. I was evil. I was broken. I was wounded. I was in incredible pain. I was chosen.

It is one thing to be chosen after one has cleaned themselves up, put on their best dress and performed to the best of their ability. It is another to be chosen when one hasn’t.

I hadn’t.

Recently I was reminded of a person, not Jesus Christ, who chose me before there was anything beautiful about me. They chose me when I wasn’t good, kind or pure. They chose me in spite of how evil, broken and wounded I was. I was nothing, yet I was chosen.

The last few weeks have quite possibly been the hardest in my life. I never imagined that the pain of the last year would ever be inflicted upon me. I thought it impossible for life to slap me in the face any harder. Surely the devil appeared before God’s throne a month ago to ask if he could sift me like wheat. God must have said, “Just try it. She is willing to lose everything except Me. She is Mine, and she will remain Mine.”

But before God said, “Just try it”, He reminded me that I was chosen. I wasn’t chosen for my looks. I wasn’t chosen for my attitude. I wasn’t chosen for my brains. I was chosen because of the beauty of the Chooser. I was chosen before I had anything, before I was anything, before I even dreamt of anything. The choice isn’t dependent on me but on Him.

Chosen. I don’t know why.

Jesus said to His Father, “All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine, and glory has come to Me through them.”

Chosen to bring Him glory.

Paul said, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Chosen for glory.

The Apostle John said, “The Spirit and the Bride say ‘Come’, and let the one who hears say ‘Come’; let the one who is thirsty come, and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

Even so, come Lord Jesus, come quickly!

Do you realize that if you believe in Jesus you were chosen? You did not choose Him, but He chose you. What is the best part about being chosen?

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