Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.
Our lives did not just start the moment we came out of our mother's womb and the doctor slapped our behinds so we could make a sound. Our destiny started long before our birth. In fact, it started long before we were conceived. That means our destiny is older than we are.
Word to Jeremiah and Rhema Word to Us
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)
God used the word "before" twice in that one verse. He started the verse with that word to indicate its importance. Then He used it again to make His point clear.
Before God formed us in the womb, He knew us as spiritual beings before we were conceived as physical beings. The word "knew" in the above verse has nothing to do with intelligence or intellect. "Knew" is the past tense of "know" which means having a relationship by spending time with someone. God had an intimate relationship with us before we were born. He told us the plan He had for our lives, and we agreed to that plan. When we were born in the physical, God's purpose and all of His promises were already part of our destiny.
Most Christians have read and can quote Jeremiah 1:5 verbatim. However, they fail to realize that it is also a Rhema word for them. David understood that verse very well because he knew that before he was born, he was an unformed being. David declared that God is involved in every conception and at every birth.
"Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." (Psalm 139:16)
God wrote everything that would happen to us, for us, and about us on our personal scroll while we were unformed long before we were formed as a physical being. It might be hard to believe, but everything that happens to us is in line with what God planned for us. Therefore, our destiny is embedded within us.
The Life We Agreed To
In the spirit, we agreed with the time we would be born, and the time we would die. We agreed with the family we would be part of. We agreed to our life work. However, we don't know the details and we have to go through physical life experiences including pain, suffering, and heartbreak. What we agreed to is a spiritual matter. We live as physical beings while having "spiritual anemia" about the details of our agreement with God.
Paul explains it in Ephesians 2:10.
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Jesus Christ, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."
That "long ago" was "before" we were conceived and born.
Our Agreement With God
If we agreed to such an arrangement, why don't we remember it? God put a veil of forgetfulness over our minds so we would not remember our covenant with Him. If so, we would not have free will to live and move and have our being while in our physical state here on earth.
You might be wondering if God wants us to forget the covenant we made with Him in our spiritual nature, then why do I remember? Actually, I don't remember the details of my agreement. By faith, I know when my life is in alignment with my purpose because I have inner peace. When I am out of alignment, I know that I am going against what I agreed to. So, I take inventory to discover what is causing the turmoil.
If I knew in advance what would happen, I wouldn't have to use my faith to trust God, to grow spiritually, and to bear fruit. My spirit remembers the plan I agreed to. That includes the people, places, and things God places in my life. My spirit remembers and responds accordingly. In the natural, I don't know the plan. I just know when I am out of order. That's why I rely on the Holy Spirit to connect with my spirit to lead and guide me.
I once had this conversation with my oldest sister. She said, "There is no way that I signed up for and agreed to what is happening in my life." That is the general consensus of most people mainly because that concept is not taught in the Christian church. I have been going to church all my life and have never heard a pastor, preacher, or any member of the clergy mention that we agreed to our destiny.
I believe it, and I live by that kingdom principle. Therefore, it is safe to say that I must have agreed to my destiny of teaching, preaching, and writing. I am content and at peace when I do those things. It is at those times that I feel most connected with God.
I believe the world is out of alignment because many people are out of alignment with their destiny mainly because they are not in tune with the deeper purpose for their lives.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on December 28, 2020:
Sp Greaney, thanks for reading my article. You are not alone. The article focused on a very deep concept that most people don't know. I have provided scriptures to prove that God knew us before we were conceived. Read and meditate on the scriptures and perhaps God will speak to your spirit that He knew you long before you were a physical being.
Sp Greaney from Ireland on December 28, 2020:
Reading this is all knew to me. Learning that our whole life is mapped out for us from birth is kind of interesting. I have never heard this spoken about before.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on December 27, 2020:
Thanks a lot, MG Singh emge, for reading and commenting on my article.
MG Singh emge from Singapore on December 27, 2020:
This is an interesting article and insight into Christian philosophy. This is somewhat closer to the philosophy of Saint Bhrigue who said that life is already mapped out by god.