Preparation

BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay

Romans 8:28

The circumstances under which you were conceived are part of your preparation to be a Wayshower. Whether your parents were married, separated or divorced, your conception was perfect for your purpose. Maybe your parents were unmarried teenagers or adults who had not planned on having any more children; your conception was still divine.  Even if you were the product of rape, incest, abuse or adultery, the principle of Divine Order remains in effect.  As challenging as it may be, the Kingdom Principle of Divine Order reminds you of the truth that everything that has happened in your life happened exactly the way that it is supposed to happen (Genesis 50:20). Your conception is no exception.

Jesus, your Wayshower, was not born under ideal circumstances (Matthew 1:16-25). His conception was Immaculate yet very few people believed it.  Many people believed that Joseph and Mary did not wait until their honeymoon to consummate their marriage. Others thought that Mary was unfaithful to her fiancé, Joseph and that Jesus was the result of that infidelity.  Joseph even considered calling off the wedding until an angel appeared to him in a dream informing him that Jesus was not conceived out of wedlock but by the Holy Ghost. With each scenario people put a dark cloud around the circumstances of Jesus’ conception.

There are no accidents. There are no coincidences. There are no mistakes. Therefore, you have nothing to be ashamed of and there is no reason to hold your head down about the vehicle that brought you to this planet. Like Jesus, you can show people that regardless of the circumstances surrounding your birth, you can live a happy, healthy, prosperous, and successful life (3 John 1:2).

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.

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