There is Nothing Random

There Is Nothing Random

In the dictionary, random means { made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision}

We want to think that their lives have random moments, unexpected things that occur without any prompting. And they do seem very random to us, and even are random to us, however, there is nothing, absolutely nothing random about our lives or the moments/things that touch them. Each moment has been carefully orchestrated by a Master Planner. Every person we meet, every meal we eat, everything in our lives has a beginning someplace else and that place is with God Almighty. God is very conscious of what he has done and is doing. He has a master plan and although we do not have all the dots connected, he does, he is weaving the tapestry of our lives together according to His will, plan, and purpose.

God is Sovereign, it is an absolute truth, there is nothing, absolutely nothing outside of his control. Even down to the day and the way we become a believer, born again. We have this idea that we participate in our saving, wrong! God does the wooing and God does the saving. Man does nothing! We are born [dead] in our sin, there is nothing in us that desires God, dead men cannot want anything, they are dead!

His word tells us that he has {chosen} us before the foundation of the world began, and that Jesus will lose none that the Father gives him. John 6:39 “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.” That means that if you are his if he has chosen you, one day at the right moment you will believe. And when you repent of your sins and believe, it is done, no take backs, no losing it, done!

Acts 17:25 “Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

Jonah2:9 “But I will sacrifice to You. With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”

Matthew 25:34 “Come you who are blessed of My Father, said Jesus, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

John 15:16 ” You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.”

2 Timothy 1:9 “who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity.”

Romans 8:29 “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

So, do we have free will, yes we do, but it is not as free as you might suppose? God tells us in scripture of instances where he exercised “self-control, like this one about Babylon, an enemy of his people. [Isaiah 42:14] “I have kept quiet for a long time. I remained silent and restrained myself. Like a woman giving birth, I will groan, pant, and gasp all at once.] He also tolerates for a while those who misuse their free will to harm others. [Psalm37:10,11] “Just a little while longer and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”
{Our “free will” never trumps “God’s Sovereignty.”}

God is allowing for a time people to do those things that are contrary to his nature, but even in all these things, He has a plan a purpose. He uses them to draw his children ever closer to his side. Nothing is wasted, not sin, not illness, not a danger, no pain, no suffering. Everything has a purpose in our lives, nothing is random in our lives, God has all power, He just chooses to restrain himself for a season.

If you are walking through a hard season of life right now, it is a God-ordained season, a time to grow and stretch you into a greater likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ. It does not mean it will be easy, and it may last way past what you think you need, but God in his Sovereignty knows exactly how long each season of our lives needs to be.
This gives me such comfort and peace knowing that God has it all under His Sovereign watchful gaze. I can rest in his goodness and know that no matter the mountain in front of me, he has me, I will be okay.

I personally have had long seasons of hardships of one kind or another. Times when God seemed far away and unfeeling and uncaring. However, I now can look back and see that he was very near and I was never alone. He has given me peace about those times and sometimes I can trace the growth and others I cannot. It does not mean I did not grow or change it was just more subtle.

Then there is the argument that if God already knows those He will save why should we proselytize, why you ask because we are commanded to do so. Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

You and I do not know who “the called are” .” We are simply told to proclaim to the world Jesus and let Jesus do the saving of those The Father has given him.Romans 8:30″And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified

We are the clay in the potter’s hands, and he can use that clay as he sees fit. We are either born vessels of mercy or vessels of wrath.
Romans 9:21 “Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?”

I will leave you with this last verse. Isaiah 64:8
“But now, O Lord, you are the Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

So, you see our lives seem random with the things that occur, but they are only random to us, which makes life fun and interesting all at the same time. Don’t you think?

If you are saved now is a good time to thank the Lord for your salvation, he called you, he keeps you and he will get you to Heaven…even in spite of yourself!

Thank you, Jesus!!

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