Whenever I feel powerless to make a difference in this topsy turvy world, I remind myself of all those ordinary individuals in the Bible whose lives were pivotal to the history of God’s people.
If any one of them had failed to respond to God’s leading, He would certainly have used someone else who was willing to fulfill His plan, but what blessings might have been missed?
God chooses the perfect candidate at the perfect time to bless those who put their trust in Him.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
Occasionally you will hear an elderly person lament that they don’t know why they are still alive because they no longer feel needed or valuable. However, if anyone is a Christian, one of God’s people, they can be absolutely certain that God has a good reason to keep them right where they are.
God has a plan for each of us. No matter your age, if you remain on Earth He is with you and wants to use you for His purposes and His glory.
The believer’s job is to accept that truth and to begin to look at our circumstances from a new perspective, seeking to find His purpose in the opportunities that exist right were we are.
… let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, …Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)
Every believer has an individual race to run. We mustn’t drop out before the Savior greets us at the finish line.