RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 29 April 2013
THERE FOR A REASON
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “And who knoweth whether thou hath come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?”Esther 4:14
Read: Esther 4:10-14
Bible in one year: Luke 14-17
Prayer point: Father, the purpose for taking me to my present level, and for blessing me so much, let me fulfill it. Lord, may You never regret Your investments in my life.
In Esther 2:1-4, so many young and beautiful virgins entered in for a beauty pageant and Esther emerged winner and became queen. Although initially she did not know why she was the winner, but much later, when the Jews had their very existence threatened, she worked hand in hand with Mordecai to bring about their deliverance. A non-Jewish virgin could have won the contest, but because God needed a vessel to facilitate the deliverance of His people right at the palace, He gave Esther uncommon favour before Hegal and the king, and the royal crown was set upon her head (Esther 2:8-1 7). This tells us that when God favours you above others to receive a particular thing, opportunity or blessing, He has a purpose. He needed a saviour for physical deliverance of the Jews so He chose Esther. God does not release His favours just for fun. If you are sensitive enough, you will sense that God has a purpose for making you the pastor ¡n the midst of others. You would also want to know why you were so favoured so that you do not bungle the whole process. When God releases His grace upon an individual, it ¡s to accomplish certain tasks. You may not believe this, but some people are using their God- given grace meant for something to accomplish something else. You were chosen not for you rself but to satisfy He who chose you. You were appointed into that office to take care of His interests. Why are you pursuing your personal interests? God anointed some of His children to heal, save and deliver the oppressed but they are using the anointing to make merchandise of the people God sent them to deliver. You are ¡n the parish, area, zone, province or region for a purpose. Have you cared to find out from God why He brought you to the place you are? If you ask, He will reveal it to you. And when this ¡s done, that will become your goal in that organisation. You are ¡n that house fellowship or department for a purpose. Queen Esther fulfilled her purpose for being queen, have you fulfilled yours? You will not disappoint God. The Lord will open your eyes to see why He has put you where you are, and give you the grace to do His bidding.