Change

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14

 

Another way to say this verse is, Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.

Have you ever felt that God put you in a situation for a reason?

I feel that way almost every day.  I KNOW that God is using me every single day.

At one of my past jobs, I started traveling a lot.  When I say a lot, I mean a LOT.  The first 11 years of our marriage and the first 10 years of my kid’s lives the most time I spent away from them was maybe one or two nights a year.  Then I was asked to start traveling every-other-week for just over 3.5 years.  

It was a HARD change for our entire family.

What kept us going was the knowledge that God had a purpose for me when I traveled.  I can’t tell you how many marriages I might have saved, or how many people I was able to talk about God with, or how many people who had been away from home for weeks that I was able to give comfort too through God.

You see God created me for that moment every time I talked to an uber driver, flight attendant, hotel concierge, coworker, etc….

God gave my family the strength to preserve through those times as well.  

I was created, just like you were created by a maker who has a plan for us.

Have you ever looked up at the redwoods, or out at the ocean, or admired a mountain, or a great valley, or noticed the gigantic blue sky.  You see the same God that created all of that created you.  

He has a purpose for everything he does.  

And he created you for a reason.  

Never lose heart that God has a plan for you!

Look at every situation as though this IS the moment for which you were created!

Prayer

Lord, we come to you today to say thank you.  Thank you for creating us.  If you created the mountains, the ocean, vast jungles, gigantic rivers, and everything in our wonderful world. Then you created us.  We know that must be special.  God, we pray that you help us to realize in the moment that you are working through us.  We pray that you help us to grow with you, grow in ways that we could never have imagined.  Thank you for creating us! Thank you for allowing us to work with you.  Thank you.

Amen

Will you pray with us?

Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation

All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel

For all military personal serving our country and their families

Those in Leadership positions throughout the world