Sunday, June 25, 2017

For Such a Time as This

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
~Esther 4:14

Sometimes God places us somewhere and we don't understand why. I'm not necessarily talking about a tough situation or even something hard in general. Sometimes He can place you somewhere that is a great place to be, but maybe it just seems random and you don't understand why He chose you to be there.

God taught me a lesson in patience today. So many times God has placed me in situations and pretty quickly revealed to me why He had me there. But there was a particular place where He had me, a good place, but I kind of felt like it was really random for me to be there. I didn't seem to have any connections to the situation that would cause me to be a fit and I had honestly started to wonder if maybe I'd never know why. And sometimes that's the case; sometimes we never know why He places us somewhere and we just have to trust Him.

But today, after almost a year, He placed people in my path who had been impacted by something I have walked through myself. People that I never would have encountered if God had not set me right where He needed me to be. It was one of those moments where you couldn't have planned it to be any more perfect if I had spent months planning it.

But God did perfectly orchestrate the right paths to cross. He knew before the beginning of time that our stories would meet. He knew. He always, always knows.

So friend, if you find yourself somewhere and you just aren't sure why; if you're feeling stuck and not sure why God would put you where He has you, remember this: perhaps you were created for such a time as this

He has you just where He wants you. Trust Him. Chase Him. Blaze trails.
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