I firmly believe God has laid out a life plan of ministry and spiritual accomplishment for each of us.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10
Personally, I believe God made the arrangements for my ministry in Vilnius, Lithuania. I am equally convinced that he prepared me and Gateway for each other. He did not force any of this to happen, but he prepared for it to happen. Being open to his will, it did happen.
The same is true of anyone open to his leading. He makes the arrangements to put us where our ministry gifts can be fully utilized.
I call it his “for such a time as this” leading.
We all remember Queen Esther’s story. Consider how all the events surrounding her fell into place enabling her to be in a position to bravely save her Jewish race from near extinction.
Mordecai, the man at the center of the storm, recognized Esther’s opportunity. He told her:
And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this? – Esther 4:14
God knew. She was in that position for that moment. Being open to that, she thwarted evil plans and Haman the hangman became Haman the hanged man.
God knows what we are positioned for too. He is even now making arrangements for our moments of ministry. He is busy preparing us and others for “such a time as this.”
Are we open to them? Are we expecting them? Will we, like Esther, be brave enough to make the most of them?
Enlighten the eyes of our heart, Lord!