God’s Plan

The topic of this post is controversial, but I hope to shed some light on it in a awesome simple way.

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Not too long ago our Pastor preached an encouraging sermon on God having a plan for your life. He preached that nothing is by accident but is apart of God’s intricate design and plan for His glory. My mind wandered…or was led to thoughts of those lives we take from the mother’s womb everyday.

 

I don’t want to get caught up in the debate of when conception or life starts. Honestly, I don’t think it even matters. We can so often get sidetracked on all the technical definitions that we can miss the point. I believe this is satan’s ploy. We were all part of His plan before the beginning of time. The point  at which an egg and sperm unite is just the physical proof of the plan. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5

 

I wonder what would happen if we could truly wrap our heads around that verse? These aren’t just embryos or whatever you want to call them, that we are killing. They are chosen by God, just as we were as part of His will and good pleasure. Now I don’t know about ya’ll but that’s amazing.

 

This God we serve doesn’t just sit up in heaven on His throne, “Keeping an eye on us.” Oh no, He is a micromanager. David says in Psalm 139:13, “For you formed my inward parts: you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” He is involved in every single detail of this universe He created.

  • Psalm 147:4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them by name.
  • Job 28:24 For He looks to he ends of the earth and sees everything under heaven.
  • Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.

 

Let’s remember that all these so called, “accidental pregnancies,” hold the life of someone with a purpose and plan. Jesus thought of this life as He was hanging on the cross dying for our sins.

 

Mommas, we need to encourage one another to be faithful to the plan God has for us and let Him knit that precious life inside us that He loves.

 

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32 Responses to God’s Plan

  • I agree, and well said. We all have a purpose in life that was set for us before we were conceived. We should not be interfering with this. Thank you for your post. You were my neighbor at Living Proverbs 31

    Kim

  • Sarah says:

    I think this is a brave issue to write about – I personally tend to shy away from it in case of causing emotional hurt to anyone who might be reading who has been through an abortion themselves. I do think the idea of everyone being part of a plan is an amazing thought – it makes the world seem so much more special and intricate.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

    • Brittany says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I was a little nervous to write about it.It has been laid thick on my heart. I’m hoping I shared my views and what the Bible says in a gentle way.

  • Rach D says:

    As a mom of four, soon to be five, I can agree wholeheartedly! Two of my babies were ‘unplanned’ as such, and I was encouraged to abort my first born: by family members, by the university staff where I was attending…everyone it felt like…except some caring Christians who reached out to me back then and helped me to choose life 🙂

    I think we need to open our ears and our mouths…to be ready to be that encouraging word for others as well 🙂

    Rachael @Diamonds in the Rough (http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Nothing in what you’ve written should be controversial for the Christian. I hope that our attitudes toward life are different than the rest of the world’s. I’m always saddened and amazed when I hear someone supporting abortion and humane treatment of animals a the same time. Satan’s philosophies are not based on logic, let alone godliness. I pray that our attitudes toward life will always set us apart from the rest of the world.

  • Ceil says:

    Hi Brittany! I am coming over from Monday Musings. (I think I’ve been here before?)

    I do love life in all it’s phases, so it’s so encouraging to see a post like this. Good for you for not wanting to engage in any rhetoric that would be dividing…life should unite us all.

    Thank you for this post today!
    Ceil

  • Carol says:

    I agree with Gail– nothing you have written should be controversial. You are making your points in a gentle way. I am saddened that our culture has accepted and become dependent on birth control to the extent that we believe (imagine) that we are in complete control, instead of God.

  • What a fantastic post! It speaks right to every mom’s heart. I try to tell people that life, planned or not, is such a gift. I don’t care how some choose to justify their beliefs, as long as we know that Jesus planned that life. It was not a mistake by Him. God does not make mistakes, people do.

  • Heather says:

    This post resonates with me.
    3 other women had children, that call me mother. They chose life, and gave me, God’s plan for me, when I my own body would not. I am blessed.

  • YES, yes, yes!

  • Donna says:

    I was a teenage mom and the first thing the family doctor told my mother is that I should have an abortion because having a baby at 16 years old would mess up my life. Wow! How wrong could he have been. God did have a plan, even in my mistake of getting pregnant out of wedlock and at 16 years old! My sweet son is now a 33 year old father of 4! He is a wonderful dad to his kids, and an awesome husband to his wife. He is more than a mother could possibly ask that her child become. So, even though you said you didn’t want to debate when life begins. I will say that in my opinion life begins at conception and I am so thankful that I did not listen to the doctor who thought having a child would ruin my life. It did make my life more difficult in a lot of ways, but it didn’t ruin it! I can’t imagine what life would be like without him or my daughter inlaw and their 4 beautiful children who call me Oma! Wow! What a rich and wonderful life I have. Thank you Lord for directing me then and now!!

  • Lori says:

    I know so many women who would love to mother someone else’s “unwanted” baby. There IS an alternative to abortion — adoption! May many more women bravely choose this opportunity to give life instead of death.

  • Betty Jo says:

    You said that beautifully. I’m in complete agreement! betty jo

  • Renee says:

    Agreed!! Thanks for tackling the topic and thanks for linking it up at Thrilling Thursday!

  • Bibi says:

    Amen! very well said and we do need to encourage each other.

  • You are so right!
    I am stopping by from The Homemaking Blog Party blog hop. I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2013/08/the-dollar-store-sew-easy-travel-case.html
    Happy homemaking!

  • Katherine says:

    Thanks for linking up at Babies and Beyond this week! I completely agree with you, and I’m very glad you posted this. It’s wonderful to know that none of our children are outside of God’s knowledge and his care. He loves every mother and every baby. I just wish we could get that message out there to those who desperately need to hear it!

    Thanks for doing your part 🙂

  • Tiffany says:

    This post made me cry big alligator tears. I was told at an early age that I would probably never have kids because of some female issues. I had accepted that fact and carried on about my life, blaming God for every bad thing that happened to me, and basically acting like an idiot. I fell in love with a man and because I had no self-respect at the time, I slept with him without requiring him to put a ring on my finger. Three months later we were no longer together. I found out I was three months pregnant after a visit to my doctor for an unrelated issue. I was scared to death because at 20 years old I was back home with my parents and had no job and had dropped out of college twice. I was basically a loser with a baby on the way. My parents flipped out and my dad threatened to throw me out. My response was that I would go get an abortion so that I wouldn’t be pregnant and homeless. (I never had any intentions of getting one but I knew it would get his attention.) This made me cry so much because even though I was scared I was incredibly in love with that little thing growing inside me. I KNEW immediately that God existed and loved me and wasn’t the cause of my problems because if he was, he would have never given me my saving grace, my little Bryna Mackenzie. Thank you so much for posting this and for being so brave about speaking out.

  • Trooppetrie says:

    This was written perfectly. Thanks for writing it


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