Deliberately Planned


Psalm 139: 13-16  “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.   My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

I am the youngest of four girls in my family. The first three girls were planned and are stair steps, then 10 years later I came along very unexpectedly. I grew up knowing that I was unplanned. I always knew I was wanted and loved but it does something when you are small and feel like an accident. I have always said that I was their best accident, but truly it took me until I was close to 30 to really realize that even though my parents didn’t plan me God did.

Today is my birthday and I got the best card I could ever have gotten from my Mama. It was from Max Lucado and it said “You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman.” This touched that little girl deep in my heart that used to question my worth because of being “unplanned”.

There are so many people I know that have had “unexpected blessings” and sometimes we think the timing is all wrong, but God doesn’t make mistakes and He deliberately planned each person on this earth and specifically gifted each one. His greatest desire is to have a loving relationship with each person He has created. I want everyone to know that no matter the circumstances around your birth, you are loved by the Master Craftsman, the Creator of the world and only you can fulfill the purpose He has given you.


Kelly Davis