Alright, y’all. If you’re a regular reader, you know that Christian music is a lot of the inspiration for my posts.
Back when I was driving the ol’ Ford Taurus, my radio didn’t work. So, I spent four years singing to myself. And, well, being a lyric loser…. haha, don’t need to go there. 😉 Now that the Saturn has a working radio, I rarely ever turn it off. I flip between the local Christian stations, depending on which one isn’t on commercial break (Spoiler: the breaks are the same time!!! Ugh).
Anyway, so yesterday on my way home I had the radio blaring, right? I mean, if the radio isn’t blaring… are you really even listening? So, the song Tell Me by Carrolton comes on. I’ve heard that song several times before, but I think I actually heard part of the verse for the first time yesterday. I mean, really heard it.
You wrote Your name upon my heart
You knew me long before my life began
You still have a plan
Those few lines echoed in my head, drowning out the rest of the song and the majority of the songs that came through my radio speakers after it.
You knew me long before my life began.
Think about it, friend. God knew the world needed one of you. And He only made one of you. Not eight or nine copies.
And, what’s even better, He has a plan for you. Specifically for you and you alone.
Back when King A (forgive me, reader. I can’t pronounce King A’s name and couldn’t when I taught the lesson of Esther to Mom’s Sunday School kids when she was out for surgery. So… King A it is and will always be), was looking for a new wife because Vashti just completely disrespected him and everyone at his banquet, Esther was chosen.
Esther was chosen for a purpose.
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
She was chosen by God to save her people and keep them from utter destruction.
The plan God had for Esther was big. And she willingly obeyed and stepped up when she was called.
Friend, I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again for good measure: He has a plan for you, too.
You were created for a purpose. To serve God and serve people. To spread the Good News. To lead others to Christ. And to help keep God’s children from going astray.
No, you may not be crowned a queen like Esther. And you might not be called to save a whole nation. But, I bet if you’ll listen and obey, you’ll find that you do have a purpose and calling.
A purpose and calling that only comes from God.