Ephesians 1:5 — God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ (NLT).
Adopting you into His family has been God’s plan all along. Your background, build, and bottom line were not taken into account. The Father did not go through a lengthy selection process to aid in deciding whether He should adopt you or not. He went through Christ.
There is not an exclusive “In Christ Club.” Many organizations and clubs have extensive criteria for membership, but being in Christ has only one: “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13, NKJV). Your adoption was made final the moment you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Perhaps you’ve developed an inferiority complex because of rejection or neglect. If so, don’t allow what others say is wrong with you to undermine what Jesus has made right in you. Romans 3:22 states, “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ” (NLT). We includes you.
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