I live a mile from what locals call “Lincoln Farm”, a small rolling farm that was once owned by a man named Thomas Lincoln. There, on a cold day in February, a baby named Abraham was born in a tiny cabin…a baby destined for history. President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable presidents in our country’s history, yet his humble early years were lived just down the road from my home.
Each of us is living now for a reason. We weren’t born a hundred years ago or thousands of years ago. We were destined to live now and each of us have a purpose for our lives. Our names may never be famous or be chronicled in history books, but we have a purpose nonetheless!
….I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Romans 9:17 is in reference to scripture in Exodus where God is speaking to Pharaoh. God had a purpose in raising Pharaoh to his station of power. It was all part of God’s plan.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:11
Our lives are part of God’s greater plan. It is no surprise to him that you are living in 2017. He knew you before you were born and he’s had a purpose for you since the beginning of time!
In the book of Esther, her uncle, Mordecai, persuades her to act on behalf of the Jewish people before they all perish. He tells Esther and who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14b
We each have a reason for our lives ordained by God. God has plans for your life. Have you asked him to reveal your divine purpose for life?
Who knows, maybe you have been placed in your current position for such a time as this!