Recently (this week to be exact), I began to second guess myself. I was wondering if I was in the right place doing the right thing at the right time. It’s the mental distraction that comes as I move closer to becoming all God has predestined me to be. It came during the time when I was seeking the will of God concerning some things on my vision board, my plans for the future and when things at work made me feel like I was on a merry-go-round. In the midst of this, I had to come to terms with my current state. I had to let go of thinking I knew best concerning where I should be and what I should be doing.
This morning, I awoke early and studied the book of Esther. One theme in this book is ‘a moment of greatness’. The bible speaks to this:
Who can say but God that
has brought you into the
palace for just such a time as this?
Esther 4:14 Life Application Bible for Students
Esther had to undergo preparation for an entire year before she was even presented to the King. Once she became Queen, she found herself in the position of having to step into a role that could cost her everything. When it was her turn to help save the lives of her people, the Jews; Esther had to tap into the lioness inside and step out on faith not fear. She was used in the moment that was specifically her moment! The lesson in this is for me is patience, preparation, willingness and courage. There’s no need for me to worry that’ll I never see the manifestation of the greatness incubating inside of me. It happens but it shouldn’t because God is aware of what he has placed inside of me. He doesn’t need me to try and propel myself through any doors especially if they are closed. I’ll only end up with a bruised shoulder. Ouch! The unnecessary pain!
So I moved forward today encouraged by the thought that I am in my season of becoming. And even while in this season, I can and will continue to bloom were I am planted. There’s no mistake that I am where I am in life, doing what I do. God is faithful concerning his promises for my life today, tomorrow and up the road ahead. So the negative thoughts that attempted to drown out all the growth that has occurred was shut down with this knowledge.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen
Wait, I say on the Lord!
Psalm 27:14 (NKJV)
What are you patiently waiting for? How do you remain encouraged as you wait?