Purposeful Readiness - In His Word 5-2-16

Purposeful Readiness- In His Word 5/2/16

Do you ever wonder when God will use you? Do you feel like you have been holding on to His promise on your life for what seems like a decade and still you do not know when God will do it?
It is possible that you missed it… if you kept quiet when He said speak. Esther was made queen in an impossible way at an impossible time for a Jewish young woman to have been chosen as one to be presented to the King. Yet, God had a purpose and He had her made ready and guided her to the perfect place in which to save his people from being utterly destroyed.

“If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”      Esther 4:14

Esther was told what to do and she had to literally take her life in her own hands to approach the King to tell him the truth. She didn’t think it was for her to do, but her relative told her the words above and it gave her the courage to step up.

There have been times in my life that God urged me to do something, whether it were in the form of a word to tell someone that sounded kind of strange to me but had a ton of meaning to the person I was sent to, or to step up and be support for someone else to speak out the truth. God has purposefully placed each of us in the ready position to be used for His glory. Where you are in your life is not by chance; God has a plan to use what you are going through now to bless someone else.

He will use you right where you are or He will bring you out of the spot you are in right to the spot right at the moment when He desires to use you as His vessel. Your job is to be ready and willing when He directs your path!

In 1st Samuel 17 David meets Goliath; not on purpose but by chance as he was bringing his brother’s food supplies from home. He saw the giant and felt that call of God to take him down. He knew God was with him in the battle and he did it!
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it. Colossians 1: 20-23

Our job is to keep going from day to day being ready to be used by God.  Dig in the Word of God daily, pray daily more often as you can, and get connected to a good group study so you can glean from one another and the Word together. Trying to just study on your own is okay for a time but there are times when things just become more clearly understood in a group situation; this is why we are told not to forsake the assembling together with other believers.
For I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.  They will reject the truth and chase after myths. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. 2 Timothy 4:1-5

Take every opportunity to share the God Story, the Gospel of Christ, with anyone when the opportunity arises. Make the most out of every new person you meet to find out if they know Him.
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be fed in Your Word  that we may be strong in scripture and ready in spirit that we may know what to say and trust you to help us through the situations. Keep us on fire and ready for you in season and out of season; for such a time as this. In Jesus Name, amen.

Suggested reading: Colossians 4:1-18, 2 Timothy 4:1-22, 1 Samuel 17:1-58 and Psalm 3:1-8