Psalm 139:14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
God desires to be actively involved in every area our lives. He has been keenly interested in mankind since the very beginning of time. In fact, the very next attribute mentioned in Genesis after the eternality of God is the creativity of God. “In the beginning God created” (Genesis 1:1.) Every human being was originally made in the image of God. God is a triune God: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (I John 5:7.) Likewise man was created as a trichotomy; he consists of body, soul, and spirit.
God’s creative involvement took personal work. God is closely involved in the creation and personalization of human life. “Thy hands have made me and fashioned me” (Psalm 119:73.) He not only made us, but He placed us along an emotional scale. He uniquely equipped each of us with an intelligence quotient to meet the individual needs and roles we would fulfill in our lives. The view that says everything came into existence over billions of years without the aid or effort of God denies the labor that God put into creation. He worked diligently for six days, and rested on the seventh day, not because He needed to rest, but to leave us an example to follow.
God’s creative involvement was praiseworthy. We were made exactly how God intentioned us to be. Therefore, there is no possible way to improve the When, How, Where, Who, or Why of each of our individual creations. Similarly, there is no reason to question the placement of others in our lives, or the timing of those who come into or leave our lives. God knows what He is doing, and we should trust His masterful placement of the details of our lives. We are all made specifically unique. There has never been another you. There isn’t another you, and there never will be another you. For that reason, we should praise his wondrous work of creating us. “Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11.) To refrain from doing so is an insult to God.
God’s creative involvement is planned. God’s sovereignty is founded on his direct involvement in our lives to set up the situations and the people we need. He has the end in view before creating anyone, for he is the God who is “declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:10.) While planning life’s events, God often places people in situations where they will become the most like Jesus Christ. To some, this means being placed in a difficult location with unpleasant people to be around.
Amy Carmichaels’ dared to rescue a little Indian girl who was sold as a temple prostitute. When she was a small Irish child, she prayed that her brown eyes would be blue like the rest of her family. When she stole the child, she was told that it was fortunate she had the dark eyes of the Indian people or she would never have been let into the temple. God made no mistakes in the way He formed Amy Carmichael, and He made no mistakes in your life.
Whatever your surroundings, and whoever your companions, understand the purpose of God and submit to His plan. “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29.) He has a plan for you before your mother knew you were on the way to this world, and He desires to show you that plan. He said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5.) How tragic that many people live more than half of their life before asking God the question: “What is Your plan for my life?” He formed your life’s plan before you ever entered planet earth, and the sooner you discover it, the quicker you will find true purpose in life!