Monday, 7 October 2013

Aligning with God

Acts 13:36 says, “..David had served God's purpose in his own generation…”

Esther 4:14 says, “…who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"”
God places people at unique positions at unique times for unique purposes. No other individual would fit the role better.

David faced uncertain days in his life. He was rejected by his father and ridiculed by his brothers. He was called fit only for looking after sheep. But David did his work faithfully as a shepherd, subjecting himself to what God has in place for him. He faced uncertain days during the reign of Saul but he was able to identify his calling in life.

We are not sure whether Esther’s parents died the sooner she was born or when she was very young. But the fact is clear that she was an orphan and brought up by her uncle Mordecai. By the virtue of her beauty, she was forced to marry a heathen king – whether she desired it or not, we never know. But behind all these things, God was working behind the scene. He was preparing Esther for one of the greatest times in history – to save the Jews from the hands of wretched Haman.

All that God wanted Esther to do was to willingly submit herself to God’s purpose and choices in her life. When she did, she played one of the most significant roles of all mankind.

God has a unique purpose for our lives. Even in seemingly unfavorable circumstances, God works out His purpose in our lives. God’s choice of David as king or Esther as queen is not that they would enjoy the passing pleasures of the royal majestic life, but rather they would establish His purpose on earth.

Often we have our own dreams and ambitions and expect God to be just a driving force in fulfilling our expectations. In that case, we just end up fighting against God’s plan, struggling to live in peace in our day to day life.

God wants us to yield and align ourselves to God’s will and purpose for our lives. When we do so, we will fulfill God’s unique role in our life and be effective fruit-bearers in the work that God has called us to do.

Sunitha Justin

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