Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, bornfn of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law that we might receive the adoption as sons.
God had a plan all along. Before the foundations of the world He knew that Jesus would be sent to purchase, redeem, and ultimately adopt us.
The Greek word for adopted means, to place in a position as an adult son or daughter. We do not enter Gods family by adoption the way a homeless child would enter into a family, we enter Gods family through regeneration. Jesus said,"you must be born again." John 3. But we enjoy all the privileges Gods family by adoption. Adoption has to do with our standing in the family of God. Once we were born again we were placed positionally as an heir, as an adult son. Whether you got saved at 5 or 50, positionally after you were born again you became an heir.
As a child of God you have access to the presence of the Father. You don’t get sent to the back of the line because you just got saved. You have a direct line to God, and can have fellowship with Him. He has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness.
Some would say, "well I can’t be used by the Lord I don't know enough." Thats not true. Look where you stand in Christ today. See your position in Christ today. Understand that the Lord has made you a son or a daughter in Him. You have been adopted into the family.