To obey is better than Sacrifice

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God asked Saul to destroy all the Amalekites. He spoke through the prophet Samuel and told Him to do so.
But Saul left the best of the sheep and oxen and the king of the Amalekites and didnt kill them. ( 1 samuel 15:20-21)

The reason He didnt kill them was because ” He feared the people and obeyed their voice”. ( 1 samuel 15:24)

(1 samuel 15:24 Then Saul said to Samuel ” I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.)

Saul became more focused on pleasing people than pleasing God. The reason He disobeyed God is Because “He feared them”.
But did He forget that the people did not choose Him? That God chose Him? He needed God in every battle to win. He needed God’s direction to know how to rule His people. But for a moment He started to fear them instead of God.

He kept the best of the sheep and oxen belonging to the amalekites, so He could sacrifice them to God. But God didnt ask for a sacrifice. He asked Saul to obey.
You don’t have to seek people’s opinion on obeying the word of God. You don’t have to fear that you will loose a friend or you will loose a boyfriend. You don’t have to fear that you will loose things.

Are you more afraid of people that are not in control of their own breath than the one who gives you life? Are you more worried about people who cannot protect you from evil than God who never sleeps nor slumber for you? Are you more worried about what the people who don’t know what tomorrow brings than the one who makes a new day?

God is merciful, God is kind, But we’ve got to Obey Him.

I used to seek people’s opinion about God’s word. Even though i knew the word myself. So I listened to friends and people’s opinion on whether I should stop fornicating. I was afraid of God, but i was more afraid of loosing someone I was not married to. And this was also the advocates of friends who went to church and believed in God. Before I began fornicating I was afraid, afraid because deep within me I knew God was not happy. But as time went on I began to think ” well every one around me says its fine”. But I didn’t realise how much fornication had eaten my peace. I didn’t realise how much it began to affect my relationship with God. I would go to church and worship and give offerings. But deep down God wanted me to surrender myself more than the offerings and the lip service I did.

The issue is I cant blame my friends for the decisions I took to disobey God. Because I had a choice. And no matter how people influence you to make a decision, at the end of the day they won’t face the consequences you will.

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So first go to God’s word about the matter. What does God say about the decision you are about to make?

1 samuel 15: 22
Behold to obey is better than sacrifice.

God doesn’t want our lip service of sacrifices when we have not given Him our soul. He doesn’t want the devil to have entrance and do what He wants with us. He doesn’t want our souls to burn in Hell. He wants us to have peace, He wants us to rest in His bosom. He loves us.

We will be judged individually, not with friends, not with family, not with partners. We will be judged individually. Not on because we feared people more than God. When our soul, spirit and our bodies are powerless after death, where we end up will be a result of the choices we made whiles we were alive here on earth

Because Saul disobeyed God and followed people’s opinion instead of what God told Him to do, the Lord rejected Him from being King over Israel.
Our destiny can be diverted just by following the opinion of people instead of what God has said. Don’t reason with the truth, when you know what God’s word says follow What He says. God knows you more than your closest friend. He has the best in store for you and He has great plans ahead for you.

Do not allow your circumstances to cause you to doubt God.

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Do not allow your circumstances to cause you to doubt God.

In Matthew 14:25
Jesus believed that peter could walk on water ,because He commanded Him to come. Jesus already knew the outcome of Peter taking the bold step to walk on water. And He asked Jesus to give Him the ability to do it, but in the midst of walking Peter allowed fear to sink Him back to the ground

(Matthew 14:25
 And in the fourth watch of the night[c]he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind,[d] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” )

God has already commanded us , spoken into us and believed in us, but is our faith in Him bigger than the fear of failing? Because when God commands us to do something, to step out , to start that idea He has given us ,there will be winds and storms which will come and face us. Face us to test us, to know whether we are grounded enough in our faith, whether we will still continue to walk and do what He has called us to do no matter the opposition. There is no way we wont be aware that theres an opposition , but where will our focus be ? Will we still believe that God believed in us ? and knows that we are capable and thats why He commanded us? Or will we allow the temporary storm to stop us from accomplishing His eternal purpose . See the storm is only for a moment, a moment to test whether you will give up, a moment of storm seeking to replace the long term glory and fulfillment God has planned for us . How many times have we allowed fear to stop us? To cripple us when God had already spoken. When God had already placed in you everything you need to overcome the storm. What would happen if you did it afraid? What God had asked us to do, little by little that fear would be overtaken by faith. We don't understand where this storm has come from but we won't let it stop us from doing what God has asked us to do.

See the storm only began when peter left His comfort zone ( the boat ). The boat was only to keep peter limited. It was comfortable but it meant He remained in there and did not know His potential. What was His potential ? That the Lord will do in Him beyond what He (Peter) could even ask or imagine. God saw His potential , but did He see it? Fear stops us from walking in our full potential. Fear springs up all the questions to lead you in doubting what God Himself has already placed inside of you. Can I really do this? What if this happens? What if i don't have enough? What if they think this? . But faith fuels you to walking in your full potential even when fear stares at you in the face. Can I do this ; Yes ;I can do all things through christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 ) …..What if this happens? ; Nothing is going to stop me from doing what God has asked me to do; Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit, says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)….What if i dont have enough ;God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

What would happen if we replied back to fear in the face with faith. Faith in who God says we are and what we have?

When you are in your comfort zone theres no opposition, because you haven't yet discovered the potential God has placed within you. But when you step out of your comfort zone , refusing to stay the same, you are getting ready to uncover the potential God has placed inside of you. God has already commanded you, And when God commands Is beyond a word, God speaks out of completion. He has already seen you fulfill it and walking in it thats why He spoke the word. Now its up to you and I to hold on to the word, the idea, the vision, the dream and step out regardless of what we will face. We may not have seen the storm coming, but God did and still commanded you, because He already saw you fulfilling it.

The wind ceased when peter got back into the boat. The storm will stop, when fear looks at you in the face and you don't respond to it. When your eyes are focused on the author and finisher of your faith ; Jesus.

Jesus Loves you

Trust God with the Little you have … He will multiply

Give the little that you have and God will give you abundance.
Sometimes we wonder why God wants the little that we have. The little that we have, but He wants us to give it to Him. Nomatter how little, if we give it to Him, He will multiply it for us. He wants the little that we have, the last that we have, to know if we will trust Him. Trust Him with the small talent. Trust Him with what you have that you think looks insignificant.

“Like the stick in Moses’s hands. Like the two fishes and five loaves Jesus had. Like the handful of flour and the Little jar of oil from the widow in Elijah’s time.”

God wants the very little that we have. The last that we have. Will we be faithful to give it to Him? Will we be faithful to say Here Lord, this is all i have , but take it. I trust that you will blow my mind with the very little. I trust that you will make a way out of no way. I know this is my last but i give it to you, because I trust you. You are faithful.

Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

This may not refer to money, it may be anything little we have that we feel cannot make a difference, but God wants to use what we have. Its the little we have that God will increase to blow our minds. Can we be trusted to handle the little that He has given us?

In 1 kings 17: 8 God told Elijah to go to Zerapeth and has commanded a widow there to provide for Elijah.

But when Elijah got there and met the widow and asked the widow for food she replied;
1 kings 17:12
“As the LORD your God lives, i do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin , and a little oil in a jar ;and see I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for my self and my son, that we may eat it and die.

Now that was the widows last. The very little that she had. She either had to hold on to the little that she had,or give the little that she had for God to bless her in abundance. She could have held on to the little that she had and not trusted God with it. But she trusted God with her very little. Not knowing whether what Elijah spoke will happen, but she still took the bold step. She gave away the very little . She had FAITH.

This was Elijah’s reply to her;
1 kings 17:13
Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”

Hebrews 11:1
faith is substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

God wants us to use the little that we have now. The little that we feel is insignificant. He wants us to step out with it. The idea that everyone looks down on. The idea that we feel is insignificant. He wants us to use it for His glory. Whether we feel we don’t have enough , or we don’t have it all together, He wants to use us. When we pray and give Him those ideas , gifts, He will multiply it.

look what happened when the widow had faith and gave the very little she had; God did as He promised.

1 Kings 17-15,26
15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days.16 There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.

What is the very little that we have but feel is insignificant? That idea? The gift that nobody notices? God wants to use it.

Glory be to God🙌🏾

Trust God’s promises for your life. It will manfest in the right season.

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No man can take from you what God wants to reward you with. No man can steal your destiny. As long as you walk in and do the will of God, whatever He has purposed for you will be established. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone. You dont have to think in your heart that someone will occupy the seat or come and replace you. When God opens a door for you no man can close it, It is final. The only way the door can close is if we choose to walk in disobedience. Be focused on who blessed you , than who is envious of your blessing. Be focused on who made the way for you more than who can come and block your way. When God starts something He completes it, He doesn’t leave it halfway,
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Philippians 1:6 )

The only way it can be incomplete is if you give up on Him. Because He does not give up on you.We should always check our intentions before you do something. What is the reason behind why am doing this. Will this glorify God or glorify my flesh? Will this please God?

In the book of 1 kings chapter 11,

God had already told Jeroboam that He will make him King over most part of Israel. He had already confirmed to Him that He will give him 10 tribes. And give one tribe to Rehoboam son of solomon.
1 kings 11:35-37
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

But the main reason God took the kingdom out of Rehoboam’s hands in the first place to give to Jereboam, was due to Rehoboam’s father solomon’s disobedience.

So God warned Jereboam not to take the same footsteps.But had already spoken that He will give Him most of Israel
1 kings 38-39
If you do whatever I command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right in my eyes by obeying my decrees and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you. 39 I will humble David’s descendants because of this, but not forever.’”

But what turned Jereboam’s heart? Jereboam’s heart was turned as a result of fear. He feared that He would loose what God had already destined to be His. He did not trust in the fact that God will not allow anyone to take out of His hands what is rightfully His. He was afraid that Rehoboam would win back the kingdom from him . He did not trust God will keep His promise. He did not wait on God for God’s plans and promises to be established.
We have to learn to trust and wait on God’s promises. Even if we feel there are others who are after what God has already promised is ours,God has already spoken and said what He will do for you. So theres no need to be afraid or intimidated that someone else will take your place. We should have more reverence for God who blessed us with it than the person or people who want it out of our hands. God gave it to you or promised it to you in the first place, so it is God who will secure it for you. And it is only God who can take it out of your hand. But “God who promised is faithful ” and He will not allow that to happen.

As Psalm 24:1 says The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein .There is nothing He can’t do and that includes establishing the things He has promised you.

No matter how long it takes, no matter the opposition before you, no matter what it looks like He will make all things beautiful in His time, if you trust Him and hold on.

Don’t allow anyone to take your eyes of what God has promised you or where God is taking you. Your time and your season will come.
Habakkuk 2:3 This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Because God has a unique purpose for your life. Whatever God has spoken will be accomplished as long as we remain in Him . We will be fruitful if we abide in Him.
( John 15:4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.)

Everybody’s fruit will come out at different times. So don’t compare your season  to somebody else’s season. Wait on God.

 

 

With Jesus …You are sorted

Jesus is the way❤️

Hunger for Jesus

When you walk with God doesn’t mean you won’t face difficulty or be rejected.

Sometimes you may wonder, after all my prayers and worship. Why am i still facing problems ?. I have repented from my old ways, I am seeking God’s face, why am i still facing some difficulties. I thought when I gave my life to Jesus, thats it , am sorted.

Yes you are sorted, because your soul will not suffer in hell. You are sorted because you will still face difficulties and come out standing. You are sorted because you are on the right path, You are walking with the spirit of truth. You are sorted because Jesus is working within you daily to become more like Him. You are sorted because you have the guidance of the Holy spirit. You are sorted because greater is He that lives in you than He that is in…

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Prepare Yourself..

Hunger for Jesus

One evening, Just as I was getting ready to go bed, God placed a message on my heart. And the Holy Spirit reminded me of a parable in His word to confirm the message. Whatever message God puts on your heart to share release it. Set someone free, don’t delay, its not about you.

Holy spirit whispered: our time on earth should be a preparation to enter heaven. He gave me this scripture;on the parable of the ten brides; Matthew 25:1-14. God is so amazing I haven’t read or seen that scripture in ages, but He reminded me of the story straightaway.
(Matthew 25:1-14

25 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids[a] who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, 4…

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God blesses us ,out of our Love for Him

God blesses us out of our Love for Him

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In the book of 1 kings chapter 3.God asked Solomon in a dream “what He would like from Him”

Notice that ; It wasn’t solomon that asked God. God Himself asked solomon to ask ;

Ask ! What shall I give you ? “( 1 kings 3:5)

Before God asked Solomon it was not as a result of solomon making a list of prayers of what He wanted. It was not after Solomon going to the prophets in His time and asking what God was doing.

But it was as a result of solomon Himself loving the Lord.

Just before God spoke to Solomon in the dream ,The bible says in ;

1 kings 3: 3 “And solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of His father David.

Its out of our love for God that our blessings will flow. Its out of our love for the Lord that He will bless us with our hearts desire. Solomon was not perfect but He had a heart that desired after the Lord.

The definition of Love is ; a true affection , intimacy , a great interest or pleasure in something.

Am not saying we should love the Lord so that He will bless us. But what am saying is that as we pursue and search for the Lord He wants us to love Him more and more. There is no end to His love for us. So there shouldn’t be an end to our love for Him.

Whether we find our selves in tough circumstances, or we don’t feel we are getting it all right in life, we should pursue God and yearn to love Him more.

love should be mutual. Love must be returned in other for it to be intimate. And because God wants an intimate relationship with us, He wants us to love Him with all our hearts, all our minds and all our souls.

How horrible does it feel when you love someone, but they don’t show any love for you at all? When you are pursuing a friendship with them and they show no interest.

Our love is shown through our sacrifice for the Lord. Love is beyond an emotion or feeling. It is an action. It is an act that should cause a response from the other side.

Because Solomon Loved the Lord he offered ” A thousand burnt offerings on the altar”. ( 1 kings 3:4)
Solomon’s love for the Lord was beyond a feeling, He acted on how He felt about the Lord.

Our Love for God must go past our feelings. So whether we feel Him or we don’t , we must know His love for us still remains. Whether life throws stones at us we must know that His love for us still remains. Therefore our love for Him must still remain even if we don’t feel Him or things are not working out the way we planned.

In solomon’s days He had to sacrifice offerings , but in our days we cant sacrifice offerings. There will be smoke everywhere if we did. And people will complain of Co2 causing breathing problems. Haha

So its our heart, mind and soul that the Lord wants in exchange for His undying Love for us. ( Matthew 22:37Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’)
He hasn’t asked us to sacrifice any animals Like in the old testament. But in the journey of pursuing Him , our hearts, mind and soul will follow.
How do you love ; by longing for the Lord. (Jeremiah 29: 13,14 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you,” declares the LORD. )

And it sure is a process, you cant love in one day. I cant love in one day either. Its a process of pursuing and remaining in Him no matter what we face in life. Its a process of still communicating and chasing Him no matter the season. Just as He says nothing can separate Him from loving us. We shouldn’t allow anything to stop us from loving Him to ❤️❤️😭

YOU have been given POWER

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You have been given power.
Matthew 10:1
And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases.

Because we are children and disciples of Jesus, we have been given power and authority. We are no longer the victims, but rather we are the victors. We are no longer the oppressed because we have power over the oppressor. We are no longer prisoners to sin but rather we are set free. For whom the son sets free is free indeed ( John 8:36).

The power to overcome, the power to stand in the midst of difficulties has been given to you because you are His disciple.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

In order to know the authority we have, we must know the authority we sit under. And we sit under the authority of Jesus, the king of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. The authority we have as disciples and children of God surpasses every other authority. We must stand firm in our authority. We must reach deep within our souls and understand that we have the power to resist temptation through Christ who strengthens us. We must reach deep within our hearts and know that we have the power to overcome trials and tribulations through Christ who strengthens us.
Because His Power is made perfect in our weakness ( 2 corinthians 12:9) , we must understand that even what looks difficult in our eyes is small in His eyes. So we must now see from His perspective, as we are His disciples.

Jesus has given us power over every other spirit. You didn’t give yourself the power, He did. He gave the power to the disciples after He called them. Me and you have been called out of darkness into His marvellous light,therefore we have been given the power. We have been given power over unclean spirits, To cast them out, to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases.

Jesus gave the disciples power as a result of them choosing to follow Him. Since you and I have chosen to follow Jesus, we have been given power over every force or opposition we face. Therefore we must not doubt whether we can do what He has called us to do. Because Its the power of God that will enable us to do what He has called us to do. We mustn’t doubt whether we can overcome a problem because Its His power that will lead us to victory. If it was our very own strength then we can question. But we can do all things through who? Through christ who strengthens us. Our eyes must be fixed on Him, our hearts and our hope should be in Him. Not on ourselves or what we don’t have.

He has given you power to overcome. The storm may be brutal but you will make it through to the other side, because of the power He has placed in you. The power in you is much much greater than the look of that storm. Because you are in partnership with Christ, you have hope and you have power. Amen

Colossians 1:27
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.Amen
Because He who promised is faithful.

God Loves You

 

Don’t Limit How God will move

In the book of John5:6,7 , Jesus asked the lame man ” Would you like to get well? And the first thing that came out of His mouth is ” I can’t”

When I looked at the text, I was shocked to hear the man reply to Jesus that He can’t . I thought to myself ” what do you mean you can’t?

Can you imagine? And this was Jesus giving a chance to be healed and delivered.

The lame man had a limited mindset of how He could get healed, to Him , the only way He could get healed is if He was quick enough to get into the pool when the Angel stirred it.

As believers we shouldn’t limit How God wants to heal us how God wants bring our breakthrough or deliverance. We shouldn’t limit God to a place.

The lame man had a limited mindset ” that it cant be done. We shouldnt have a limited mindset that we can’t or something cannot happen. Because the lame man at the pool of bethseda had a mindset that He can’t , Even though people were jumping into the pool. Yes He made it clear He was slow in getting into the pool, but He already had a mindset that He can’t and that already created a barrier.

Realise that there were other people who were also sick and paralysed all around Him just like He was. But they got into the pool before Him. Because He sat down for years with a mindset that He can’t.

But Jesus commanded Him to pick up His mat and walk. And that’s the authority we have been given as believers. That even when we face situations that look impossible with our eyes , we have to speak with the authority Jesus has given us .

God places you in Circumstances to strengthen your faith in Him.

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God places you in circumstances to strengthen your faith.
In the book of 1 kings 17, God told Elijah to go to a widow in the Land of Zarephath, and God commanded that the woman would provide for Elijah.

But when Elijah got there and asked the widow, the widow did not have enough, she only had a little bit of oil and dough left to feed herself and her son for a day and die afterwards. ( 1 kings 17:12)

But God sent Elijah there. God sent Elijah somewhere which didn’t seem to line up with what He had promised.
Yes Elijah got to the widow,but the widow didn’t have the provision.
Because It was God who was going to provide. Not the widow. When God sends us to go somewhere or go and do something, or go to someone to get something, the provision is not in the place, or person, or anything, the provision is in God.

If Elijah got to the widow and the widow was rich and could feed Elijah, then that would not even build Elijah’s faith.God wanted Elijah to see right before His own eyes, that I will provide for you, not man, its through me that you will get what I have promised you not man.

Sometimes God puts us in situations to stir our faith. He won’t put you in a place where there is abundance. He puts you in a situation where there is lack , so you can exercise the faith He has given you to bring abundance where you are.

How would our faith grow if we knew how everything was going to happen. Elijah could have sat down and said” but God you said the woman will provide, but she doesn’t have enough”. But Elijah had faith in God and the words God spoke to Him , so He spoke according to His faith. He didnt need to go back to God and ask again, because God had already said it.

Hebrews 11:1 faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Elijah’s faith was strengthened because He spoke the very word that God had given Him concerning His provision and there was provision.

Isaiah 55:11
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Sometimes we may find ourselves in places God told us to go, people God told us will help us. But we have to realise that the provision is not in the place or the person, our provision is in God. The place is where God has chosen to manifest His provision, the people are vessels God has chosen to use. But God Himself is the one who will make it happen.

Speak the word that God has given you concerning your situation. It may not look like what God has promised right now, but as you speak with faith and move with faith It will happen. Have faith!! Din’t give up !!!

Numbers 23:19
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

You are chosen and set apart , to bring glory to God

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You are chosen, set apart to bring glory to God’s name.
God has chosen you. You to come on this earth. You to be His vessel. You to manifest His glory. Out of the many sperms that could have germinated your mothers egg, you were chosen. You were chosen for such a time as this. You are chosen for a purpose. You are not useless or good for nothing. You are not worthless. You have worth, you have purpose. And not just that you are selected that way, but God has chosen you. He brought you here because His love had to manifest. You are a manifestation of God’s love. Theres something so great within you that He couldn’t keep you alone. He has plans that He wants to manifest through you. Just as they say , if you love someone, you will let them go. God couldn’t keep you, He had to release you for others to see His glory, for others to see the amazing works of His hands. Everything He created has purpose, but more importantly,you are the purpose behind His creation. His love is soo deep that He had to manifest you.

God created Esther for a specific time for a specific purpose. God has placed you here for a specific time, for a specific purpose. He could have brought you forth in 1880, but He brought you forth, in this time, for this generation, in this century.
Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
You are a child of God, you are the daughter of a king, you are a son of the most high. You are not a mistake. Even if the very people who carried you say you are a mistake. Even if the circumstances around you doesn’t make sense. You are loved and cherished and chosen by God for such a time as this. Even if those who are supposed to cater for you abandon you, you have purpose. Purpose is not based on the creation, but its based on the mind behind the creator. And God’s thoughts towards you are loving , are good and not of evil. All manner of things may be happening around us in this world. But they do not manifest the thoughts of God for you and for this world. God’s thoughts are to bring you to an expected end.

Only God can raise an orphan like Esther, and set her high to be a princess. You are God’s princess, your heavenly father cares about every detail of your being. The fact that Esther did not have a mother didn’t stop her from leading other women. Sometimes God will use us in the areas in which we lack, the areas in which we struggle in, God will help you overcome so others can know of His love and glory.

Esther’s story tells us , it doesn’t matter how you begin, God can raise you up and use you beyond your mind could comprehend.

God wants to write your story, your story may have began in abuse, in insecurity, in brokeness, in lonliness, from being abandoned. But God wants to write your story of a fulfilled life,
Just like Esther the beginning of your story does not predict your ending. Your end will be good, your end will be a complete contrast from your beginning.

Esther’s background did not stop her from becoming a queen. Your bad experiences in life, whether you were rejected or neglected does not determine who you are. You are God’s child.

In life we have to learn to close chapters from the past that weigh us down. That make us think whether we are suitable to reach and achieve greatness. We didn’t see anywhere in the book of Esther, where she wondered if she could make it because of her lineage, or her past. To be honest Esther kept quiet about that fact that she was a jew. Thats because Its who God said ” she is that will determine where she was going, not what society thought.

When we come to Christ we are a new creation. We must not allow the lies from the past, the incidents to determine who we are. Jesus has put to death the old you.