I recently taught at a women’s conference in Knoxville, Tennessee about being Positioned with a Purpose. The following is part of the message that I felt needed to be shared to encourage your faith.
Most of us are familiar with the scripture in Jerm. 29:11 God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. Its a good plan. Phil. 1: 6 Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath started a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
You hear many people instruct others to “seek for the plan of God.” Sounds spiritual, doesn’t it? Yet the Word of God tells us to seek first the kingdom of God, Amplified Bible says, “God’s ways of going and being right” In other words, learn to do it God’s way.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
Stop trying to figure out how God is going to do things. And stop trying to fix things. Only God can do what God can do. His ways are perfect. When we enter into that rest of letting go and letting God, we have stepped into our wealthy place. I’m not talking about money. Its a place of contentment, a place of peace, which money can’t buy. Its a place of grace. A place where you watch the hand of God at work and all you do is show up. When God called Moses to lead His people out of bondage, the first thing Moses did was to look at his ability. He informed God of why he wasn’t qualified to be his man. God saw something in Moses that Moses didn’t see in himself. Moses ask God, “when they ask me who sent me, who am I suppose to say? God’s reply was,” tell them I AM sent you”
God, the Great I AM is sending each of us out. We don’t have to worry about what we are going to say–Because I AM will fill our mouths. We don’t have to fear, what man can do——Because I AM will never leave us, HE will never forsake us.
What is it that you need from God? Who is God to you? Is He just your Saviour, (that’s good, but He is so much more) Whoever you say He is, is what He will be to you. HE is our healer, our provider, our protection, our safety. And on and on it goes. He is our EVERYTHING.
Story after story in the Bible we can read how God positioned certain people with a purpose. There’s David, Daniel, Joseph, Esther, Mary, Peter, Paul John, just to name a few, that God had a plan and a purpose for their lives.
And he has a plan and a purpose for each of us. We have been called into the Kingdom for such a time as this. Esther was prepared and bathed in oil for a year before she was brought before the King. She was called with the purpose to save the Jewish nation from slaughter.
So have we been bathed in the Holy Spirit, (which oil represents) and one day very soon we will be brought before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
I believe with all my heart, God is calling us to take our positions , because HE has a purpose. Don’t listen to people who say, ” I can’t see you doing this or that.” Its not what everybody else sees in you, Its what God sees in you. He saw David as a King, while David was in the field with his congregation of four footed animals. But he was ministering to his King. Promotion comes from Lord.
Time to pull away from all the distractions , time to lay aside every weight and the sin that does so easily deceives us, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.