I Didn’t Pick My Birthday

1 Corinthians 15:10 (NASB) 
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.”

Years ago, my insurance company told me I would die on January 8, 2026 at 4 a..m. from major cardiovascular disease. They based this on statistics and family history. I think their point was to buy more life insurance. Whether this will happen or not, I am not sure.

I am relatively sure, however, that I was born at Millard Filmore Hospital, in Buffalo, New York on July 8, 1948. (Yes, I’m 61.) My parents were Calvin and Jackie Gibson. I have six siblings – four brothers and two sisters.

So much of who and what I am, I have had no choice in – God chose. Therefore, He must have a purpose in all of it and I should live to fulfil that purpose. Evidently,  He will accomplish His purpose, and I can choose to cooperate completely. This pleases Him and brings Him glory.

My choices determine what I become.

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