“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12–15, NLT)
It’s good news to know, really know that God loves and chose you! You can live securely, pray confidently, and plan accordingly when you are convinced of that important fact. You were chosen in love by God. You were not chosen because of your good works, skills, or talent. People choose one another for various reasons, athletic skills, academics, looks, or influence. Happily God chooses us because he loves us. If we are not careful, we forget that and try to earn God’s favor.
You have to celebrate your chosenness constantly. This means saying “thank you” to God for having chosen you, and “thank you” to all who remind you of your chosenness. Gratitude is the most fruitful way of deepening your consciousness that you are not an “accident,” but a divine choice. Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved
God chose you! You are a divine choice! Celebrate it!