For Such A Time As This

by May 6, 2016Devotional3 comments

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

      Esther 4:14b Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.
      There is a reason why we are presently alive and living on this earth. When we consider the odds of making it to this day and still breathing to tell about it, we must recognize the abundant grace at work on our behalf. In my own family, my younger brother passed away at a young age and I have already lived longer in years than my grandfather did before he passed away. 

      Why has there been such favor and blessing of years given to me? We just have to read and watch the news to know that if we are alive and well, we should be most grateful. With all the wars, earthquakes, floods, texting and driving, hurricanes, hailstorms and catastrophes going on a regular basis, we are sure blessed to be alive. Job 14:5 A person’s days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed
      We are alive in spite of all the poisons in the atmosphere, prescription drugs leaching and polluting our drinking water supplies, plus the numerous artificial flavoring, preservatives and toxins in so many processed foods. It is a wonder that we are still moving along with purpose and vision. All I can say is “Wow, God is good to us and thank you Lord for keeping us well.”
      Like the Psalmist I also wonder why I am still alive and marvel at the grace God has shown me through the years. Psalm 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visit him? It is no accident or coincidence that we are still here being guided by God’s wisdom and hand. 
      Some people muse and say that they should have been born in another time or period in history. No, you were born for such a time as this. God has put within each one of us the ability and tools needed to meet the extreme challenges facing mankind at this time in our history. We were on God’s mind when He thought of what would be needed in this world for our appointed time of life. Jer. 1:5-A Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
      We were created for such a time as this period in our history. We are to go forward with the plan God has put within our hearts because the world needs that plan now. You do not have to go televise the plan nationally; you just have to step out in your own family, church, workplace, and neighbourhood. 
      We are often the miracle someone needs. If you have the ability to teach, then teach the next generation to get a hold of God with honest fervor. If you can dance, then teach someone to dance. If you can sing, then sing for some old lonely souls who need an uplifting moment in their day because you were born for such a time as this. Use what God has given you for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom. 
      God has given everyone talents according to their capability of managing them. Matt. 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. It does not matter if someone is more talented than you are because if they do not use the talent they have for good or even bring it out into the open, then what good is it? 
      Don’t do what the lazy servant did; burying his God-given abilities. If you do that, then at the end of life you will bemoan the fact that you never really lived a full-hearted life. You want to hear the Lord say, “Well done faithful servant and not Matt. 25:26a But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant!
      One of the tricks the enemy of our soul uses is to say that the time is not right in order to delay, discourage and damage our life purpose and vision. The time is now and the season has come because there has never been so many opportunities to be a voice for God in this earth. Eccl. 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. 
      There are more ways to communicate the vision and plan God has put in our heart than ever before in history. At the touch of a keyboard or any communication device, we can give out our God-inspired message to multiple people at the same time and reach areas of the earth that were in times past unreachable. Step out with the gift you have and see what the Lord can do with anyone who is willing to be used of God. Your time is now. You have been created for such a time as this.

3 Comments

  1. sirnorm1

    Thank you Larry
    May all your parking skills be exceptional:)

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  2. Larry Carruthers

    Thanks for sharing your God given gift(s) with us pastor. Texting and driving, right now!! Nothing is illegal over here ( except should your tire touch the white line in a parking stall), heck they will clamp your front wheel faster than the babysitter’s boyfriend when the car pulls up. Then suck as much cash out of ya, as they can. Anyhow great post.

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