“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:11 NIV2011). You are special. God has chosen you to be part of His family. That is, of course, if you believe in His name—the name of Jesus. You are a special part of God’s plan and purpose. Through Jesus, God chose you. You are part of God’s destiny. You were predestined to this place and this time. You were chosen means you were made God’s heritage—an inheritance. Jesus died in your place that you might be in His place—in Him.
You are joint heirs with Him as an inheritance to God. You are accepted, redeemed, and forgiven through the blood of Jesus. God has blessed you beyond measure. You one of God’s beloved children. You have received amazing grace, even though you didn’t deserve it, didn’t earn it, and didn’t merit it. Each morning when you awake, remind yourself of who you are in Christ—blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed, and forgiven. And that’s just the start.