February 10, 2008

God's plan? Does He really have one for me?

If you could meet one person from the Bible (other than Jesus ,of course) who would it be?

I would like to meet Queen Esther. If ever there was someone with a strong sense of place and destiny, it is Esther. I know much of her life she did not realize that God had a very special place for her to serve. Her parents died at a young age and she was adopted by her uncle. I am sure she felt alone, lost and afraid. She grew up in a strange county around strange people. She had to go through many hardship in her life. But she was given an opportunity. The opportunity to be Queen. Well, you know the rest of the story.

There have been periods in my life that I have not understood God's plan or purpose for my life. Have you ever been there? I know that just because I don't comprehend God's plan doesn't mean He doesn't care or doesn't have one.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

I can totally relate to not understanding God's plan for my life. Sometimes I feel like He's leading me one way and then another way and it just gets so confusing sometimes. But I know that HE is in control, and He is going to lead me where I need to go. :)

Deb said...

Love Esther's story!, I find that I can only live one day at a time, and live it FULL, not so easy, But I try to follow day ,to day. It seems to help. Enjoy the journey:)

annie said...

I love that story too. That's a really good question Hope. I'll have to think on it, there are so many!

Milk in the Closet said...

I have been lurking on your blog for some time and thought I'd finally chime in!

I would love to meet Jesus' mother, Mary. I'd like to sit down with her, drink some tea and ask her loads of questions. Some about her devotion to God, what she felt when she realized what was about to happen to her, what labor and delivery was like (God's son? No labor pains? I doubt it.), what Jesus was like as a child...

There are so many people I would like to talk with, but God chose Mary to birth His son. I'd want to pick her brain!

Lesli said...

I love the story of Esther - what a great choice. I think I would want to meet Mary - she would have a story to tell.

Mel's World said...

Hum...that's a good question...there are so many, like Esther, Mary (Jesus's mother), Jochebed (Moses' mother), Deborah the judge...Abraham, oh the list could go on and on...I have so many questions and so many discussions to have when I get to heaven. All good, of course!

I have been there my friend...when I stepped out of ministry at a large thriving church, at the top of my career (that's argueable), etc...into the wildnerness...but I knew that God led me there and even though I couldn't understand why it was what HE wanted and I just needed to be obedient and follow.

I now seek Him for everything, for food on our table, for ministry opportunities, for the safety and health of my kids, everything...I think I completely took that for granted before.

It is a long and sometimes dark road, but I know that "to whom much is given much is expected".

(Sorry to write a book on ya)
xoxo,
Melissa

Denise said...

The perfect love story for me is the woman at the well...... Her life was in rubble........ until she met the master...... How she changed,, how He loved Her.. She gives me purpose for all my writing and all my understand of the love of Christ....... He so loved her........

Flip Flop Floozie said...

We have all been where we are not sure what God wants us to do..of course!!
I would like to meet Esther too. I was trying to think of someone else..there are so many. Ruth might be also interesting to meet too.

Sandy

Cakes said...

yes. I wonder that.

Jenny said...

Esther would be my choice too!