A few months ago, as I was praying and journaling, the Holy Spirit gave me a message. I wrote furiously as He spoke to me, and when I read what was on the page, it grabbed my heart. He said, “You are my son—I have adopted you. I have chosen you to be mine. I was not forced to take you, I chose to take you because my love for you is great. I will take care of you . . . I can see tomorrow.”
This message has a special place in my life because along with my twin brother, I was adopted at birth. We were two months premature and had some serious medical challenges. We were smaller than we should’ve been and sicker than we should’ve been, and we didn’t have much of a chance. But my mom and dad chose us anyway. You see, if you have been born into a family and your parents love you, that is a great blessing. But being adopted is a different thing entirely. Being adopted means you have been chosen, picked out, and selected. It means that someone had a choice and they decided on you. My parents picked me even though I was sick, underdeveloped, and challenged. They were not forced to take me, they chose to take me. And God chose to take me too. Can I remind you that even in your challenges, God has chosen you too? And that is the greatest blessing of all.
God stands at this moment in time looking over your tomorrow. He sees you, He sees what is in store for you, and He begins to set up blessings for you along your path. “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). He is planting blessings for the journey in front of you. They are expressions of His Father-heart for you. They are reminders that He really does see the end from the beginning. They are the encouragement to keep going. God’s future always includes blessings.
He thought of you a long time ago. He planned for you and for your destiny. He paid an incredible price, and His gifts to you are more than money could ever buy. He loves you because you are His. In fact, the Bible says that you and I are “adopted into His family” (see Ephesians 1:5).