“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14, NIV).
Have you ever wondered where the present day will bring you? Have you wondered if God really is paying attention to what you’re having to deal with today? Have you wondered if God really is as personal and close as the Word claims? It’s hard for us to step outside of our situation, especially when we’re overwhelmed, and remember that God is in charge. Remember, we’re His when we commit ourselves to Christ, who is Lord. We like to remember that God is ours, but the rubber really meets the road when we understand the depth of God’s ownership of us. We tend to still think that we are somehow little gods of our own lives, in control of our own destinies. But the Word is clear: We have been redeemed: “You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” When we understand this better, our trust of God, even through the toughest of times, deepens. We understand that God has created us intimately, deliberately, wonderfully and individually for His great purposes right now in this time. God knows what He’s doing. God has great plans for us. Those plans are realized in the best sense when we submit to God’s control and realize that God is not simply Master; He’s a Good Master. Our Master doesn’t simply dish out commands and sit back and relax: He wants to work along side us, take the brunt of the burden off of us, exalt us from our former status and richly reward us. Be rest assured that God has great plans for you, He has a very significant plan in mind for each of us. But His plan for us is never isolated –it’s meant to impact others and interlink with the plans He has for His other servants. He really knows what He’s doing and the impact He intends to be realized for us and through us is very significant. Don’t get off focus, keep your focus on the One who has the clearest vision. God sees the whole picture. We find the greatest joy when we trust His intentions because they are always good. Don’t let your significance be wasted on a world that is passing away; use the life, gifts and resources God has given you to invest in treasure that really lasts. And don’t forget to fall in love with the church and the One to whom she belongs. God always makes the greatest and most significant impact on this world when we work together in unity with His goals in mind.
Love in Jesus,