And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? ~Esther 4:14b
Last weekend I attended the Girl’s Night Out retreat, where Woman’s Ministry’s Tana Miller shared with me and 200 other teenaged girls a message titled “Born For This”. It was a wonderful message that inspired me and showed me the mind-blowing reality of God’s destiny for me.
The book of Jeremiah says that God has “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (verse 29:11). This means God intends to help us grow and mature, and promises us a future full of hope. God has a good and perfect plan because He is a good and perfect God (Psalm 18:30a). After all, He is the creator and master of everything. So let me ask you something:
Is is just a coincidence that God has brought you to my blog?
One line Tana and many others at the retreat were saying to us was that God had brought us to that place and time for a reason- we were meant to be at the retreat so God could speak to us. Just like God had it in His plan for me to attend that retreat, God has destined you to be here, on my humble little blog, to read this message from Him.
However, that’s not the only thing God has predestined. Esther was chosen to be queen so she could save her people. God has placed you where you are for a reason. Maybe it’s to help the needy in your community, or to reach to the non-believers in your workplace, or for you to discover a new part of God’s plan for you. What ever the reason may be, remember that just like Esther, you were born for this. You were born for where you are and where you will be. You are born to hear from God and to change the world around you; and most of all, you were born to enter a relationship with God and to be His light in the world.