Aug 27, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-For Such a Time as This



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Have you ever stopped for just a minute and honestly asked the question to yourself or to the Lord, "Why am I where I am at at this time of my life?"

Maybe you are working at a particular job that you never dreamed you would be at and you're not to happy with it.



Maybe you are raising your grandchildren and 5 years ago you would have never thought to see yourself in this position.

Maybe you have worked your whole life to build a retirement and in the midst of that retirement you find yourself loaded down with health issues.

Our list could go on and on and while only God truly knows the answers to our questions I think it would be safe to say; That our Lord is using our current situation to complete His purpose through us.

I didn't say that we necessarily like the situation nor that we understand the situation. Just simply that our Lord is using our situation to bring Himself glory and He finds that it is Good for us! (whatever the IT is)

Here is the thing that I have learned and I am still learning...I don't think we will EVER quit learning do you?

God's calling on our lives as Christians means that He has simply chose us for the task!

  Why Me?

Can I ask a question? WHY NOT US? 
Can I be honest with you and say that there has been times I have said, "Lord, really! Why me and why now? 
But...what makes me think that I am any different or better than anyone else to serve in the tasks that the Lord has placed me in?  

Here is the thing; The Lord doesn't need us to complete His purposes, yet He chooses to ask us to partner with Him! READ THAT AGAIN!

HE CHOOSES US! WOW! The calling at this time of our life whatever that may be is because above anyone else...HE CHOSE ME and HE CHOSE YOU!

 When I think that my Lord, the God that saved me by His grace and extended His mercy upon me SINGLED ME OUT and Pinpointed ME for a particular project that He wants me to team up with Him on...... IT BRINGS THINGS INTO A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE! 

Thank Him...Praise Him....Worship Him....
He has our back! He loves us more than we can even begin to fathom with an everlasting love. No matter what our IT may be He chose us for such a time as this!


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 







 

10 comments:

  1. So timely for me because I'm struggling and therefore studying fervently the grace of thinking eternally instead of temporally. I am not very "happy" about some of the events in our life right now, and I am trying so hard to keep God's perspective on it.

    Thank you for this post, and I love the graphic at the end.

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  2. Cindy, this is very timely for me right now. Thank you!
    Connie Royals

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  3. What an awesome perspective! Great way of looking at the "IT" He places in my life! Thank you, dear friend!

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  4. Beautiful post! So needed to hear this word as I'm struggling on so many fronts, but braving forward for that which I was created. Ultimately eternity . . . it's the day to day stuff that has be baffled.
    Blessings!
    Kathy

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  5. I do believe God has a plan for all of us, Cindy. I know sometimes we go through difficult times (like now for us) but we always get through it because He guides us along. We just need to trust Him and I do....Christine

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  6. I needed this today. Sometimes I ask, "Is it too late?" At 54, "Am I running out of time?" God has a plan and HIS purpose will be fulfilled. No, He doesn't need me, but I'm glad He chose me.

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  7. Grown children, grown grandchildren....I have asked. "Now what?" I know without Christ in my life I would be struggling right now. Thanks for a great message.

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  8. Beautiful post with lots of food for thought Cindy!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Thank you Cindy! We can all use these thoughts and blessings at any given time. I think I second guess and question things more often than I should. XO

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  10. And maybe - like me - you are retired and can't do any of the things you always dreamed of doing because you are caring for an elderly parent who needs you. And that's why today's reminder is so sweet. Yes, I know that I'm where I am. For such a time as this!
    ~Adrienne~

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy