ē God loves you not for what you can do but because you are!
ē He designed you to make a difference to those around you as you trust in Him no matter what your circumstances may be.
ē You are not just a thing or object, a pawn in a game, but a beloved daughter or son that is loved no matter what the outcome.
ē We are more fulfilled if we take the risk of doing what God has designed us even if it seems too difficult.
What has God put on your heart to do but you have never felt capable of doing?
Perhaps this is the time to step out in faith.
Esther 4:13 he sent back this answer: Donít be so sure that just because you are in the palace that you will be spared while all the other Jews are condemned to death. 14 Deliverance will come from another place if you cowardly keep silent but donít be so sure you and your fatherís house will not suffer. Donít you think that you were chosen for your position for such an opportunity as this? ď TMO paraphrased
Genesis 45:4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, Come here near me. Donít you recognise me? I am that brother you so long ago almost killed and instead sold as a slave to the caravan going to Egypt. 5 But have peace and donít be upset with yourselves any longer. Look at the providence of God who used my being here to save so many lives.. 6 For two years now there has been a famine in the land, and it will go on for five more years. 7 God himself sent me ahead of you to make sure he would have at least some of His people saved and for you a remnant on earth.
God gave you a door go through it!! If there are opportunities God gives you this year take advantage of them
Why donít we?
We donít recognize them- because we arenít looking for them- because we ask but we donít believe God hears us or cares!!
When we are in His Word and saturate ourselves with the understanding of His Love and design for our lives then we begin to open ourselves up to possibilities and we see the opportunities God has had for us all alongóWe begin to see the cup half full not half empty
Ester could have said O VAY!! Lets get out of here!
Joseph could have said ooooh sorry guys but Iím the brother you sold into slavery and I guess the jokes on you!!!
But they didnít They saw the bigger picture and we can too.
1 Kings 8:23 "and said: 'O LORD , God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below-you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.' "
Numbers 14:24 "But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it."
Matthew 25:23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness.'Ē