This past week I was looking at my life and to be honest I was
discouraged. I couldn’t
believe how much there is still to be done!
My blog’s main focus is about destiny but
that doesn’t mean I got this destiny thing on lock down.
Like you I am walking this road in
total faith. I am discovering things, learning, falling, getting up,
dealing with disappointment,and so on.
The only thing I got is God and His word to guide
me (and that’s more than enough for me)
So there I was discouraged, upset and even fearful! (that
Why fearful? Fearful that I would fail to accomplish everything
God called me to do. I don’t want to die with any
potential left. I want to have used it all up here on earth!
I was fearful I could be wrong. Wrong about the idea of purpose
I have! (what a mess right?!)
Anyway, it was in that state I prayed to God. I called out to Him
to help me.
It was at that time He showed me something
pretty amazing, something I want to share with you about your
life and His purpose for you.
You are not where you are by accident.
It’s not a coincidence you are doing what you are doing at the
Let me not get ahead of myself.
In Daniel 2 we read about a vision Nebuchadnezzar had. His
vision predicted some very important
events that would take place in the future.
Throughout the book of Daniel we read of more visions. The
visions recorded play an important role in the
future scheme of things.
Was it a coincidence that Daniel was in Babylon when
Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar were having visions??
Daniel himself had visions at that same time. Was it luck Daniel
was born in that timeline?? Off course it wasn’t!!
That was not a coincidence at all. It was planned, it was deliberate.
God created Daniel for that time in history!
Daniel’s gift of interpreting visions was not an accident.
It wasn’t luck that Daniel was in Babylon when the visions started!
It was God!
When it comes to God there is no such thing as “coincidence”.
He is very purposeful when it comes to purpose!
He leaves nothing to chance.
I think about David who was born around the time of Goliath.
Everything would have worked out fine
for the giant if David had not been born but that was not the
case. God had a plan,
“Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel!
Give me a man and let us fight each other.”
On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were
dismayed and terrified.
1 Samuel 17:10, 11
“David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this
Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
1 Samuel 17:32
What a contrast! The armies of Saul were dismayed and terrified
but David was fearless and ready to fight!
He was born for that moment. It was not a coincidence or luck that
he was there. Like Daniel,
God had planned it. He was very deliberate.
The last person I will talk about is Esther! We all know her story
very well. She had no father and mother and
was raised by her cousin Mordecai. (Esther 2:7)
Esther had no parents and who knows the challenges she faced
because of that but one thing is clear,
God had a plan for her life. She was not a mistake (even though
she may have thought so).
She would save the Jews from Haman’s evil plot to extinguish the
“When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back
this answer: Do not think
that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews
will escape. 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 your royal position for such a time as this?”
I am much better now. I am at peace knowing that I am
exactly where He wants me to be. It may
not make sense but it does to God and that’s all that matters.
God is taking you somewhere friend. He has a plan for your life.
His plan for your life is different to mine but we can agree we are
here for a reason.
It’s not a mistake or luck that you are where you are.
God planned it.
It was very deliberate.
He planned your life to have meaning.
Don’t let anyone tell you that there is nothing in store for you!
According to scripture that is just not true!
The one thing Daniel, David Esther had in common was their faith
They trusted Him and loved Him.
Their lives were very different but you could see their faith!
Trust the Lord to guide and lead you in the plan He has for you.
He will not leave you stranded.
With Him your future is certain, with God your purpose will be
Bless you friends
You welcome Brandon.
Love this post!!!
Thank you Kirsten!
I mean Kristen!!
I cannot tell you or even begin to explain how I needed to hear those exact words right at this precise momemt. It’s all proof that God delights in the details of our lives, without a doubt. He is in control although with out limited vision we do not always see it and try to make our own way. I needed this reminder today of all days…for such a time as this!
All glory to God!!! I am so glad to hear that. He is faithful and He will come through for you!
God NEVER fails!
So much hope in all of these words and examples Rolain! I have had my ups and downs in my faith walk, and even though my purpose is around hope, I’ve been praying for restoration of hope! Yes, really understanding God’s faithfulness, and His perfection can keep us rooted that He has us in the perfect spot for this moment in time. i needed this today! Thank you.
HI Lynn, thank you.
He knows exactly where we are and we can trust He will work everything out for us!
I have prayed for you too…
God bless you!
Amen amen 🙂 Thanks for a great reminder 🙂