Did you ever think or consider that you did not get into this world (earth) by accident, by fate or a stroke of luck ?
The fact of the matter is there are no biological accidents with Almighty God. The rest of this part of the story is that you were sent here on purpose and that there is a plan, a destiny that is held for you.
The parents you have, the place you were born, the life you have experienced were all known and planned for by Him.
You say I chose it all except who my parents are! This is true but it was all a known factor by Him. He even gave you the right to choose what you chose and He knew it before you chose it.
The biggest choice you can make is the one when you choose to do what Paul says in the following verses:
Ro 10:8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
We were sent here by our Father God to receive an Eternal Seed that is incorruptible so that there can be brought about in us a purpose that was hidden until it was revealed in Christ Jesus . Paul tells it this way:
Col 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Christ in you (The Eternal Seed) the hope of not just going to heaven but the hope of the very nature and character of God Almighty Himself being revealed in us so that He, in us, can do two things:
(1). Ac 26:15 And I said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom you are attacking.
16 But get up on your feet: for I have come to you for this purpose, to make you a servant and a witness of the things in which you have seen me, and of those in which you will see me;
17 And I will keep you safe from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,
18 To make their eyes open, turning them from the dark to the light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may have forgiveness of sins and a heritage among those who are made holy by faith in me.
In other words to enable us to be a faithful witness in this earth to others to bring them into relationship with our Father.
(2) Eph 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear
to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:
9 And make all men see what is the ordering of the secret which from the first has been kept in God who made all things;
10 So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining (manifold) wisdom of God,
There literally are as Paul says; “principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Father through His purpose in you and me desires to demonstrate to those “principalities and powers” who He really is, what He is really like.
Ro 8:29 ¶ For whom He foreknew,(that is you) He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
What a great purpose that He has for us to be conformed to the “image of His Son” and has enabled us to participate with Him in His rule not only in this earth but also over all creation.
Heb 1:2 (Father God) has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
The Person to whose Image we are being conformed is the One Who is the Express Image of Father God Himself.
The religious culture that many of us came from only told us we needed to be “saved” so we could go to heaven. To have the following working in us is a greater wonder than just going to heaven:
Col 1:12 ¶ giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
This is more than just “going to heaven”. It is actually being able to participate with The Lord Jesus in His inheritance, which is a whole study in itself.