God's Field of Dreams

...and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)

Our natural talents, endowments, and advantages constitute part of our trust in God. Esther's beautiful face was part of her kingdom. Beloved, do you recognize that even your person, your natural attractions, your intellectual gift all are a trust from God and are for God? Did you know that you might sacredly use your personal influence and power to advance His kingdom?

Our social position and circumstances are part of our kingdom. God led Esther, in His providence, into a palace and made her the bride of a king; thus giving her an influence that practically controlled the whole world. Likewise, God has given to each of us our places in life, our relationships, our friendships, our family ties, our wealth or poverty, our occupation and business as channels of holy influence and opportunities of service for His kingdom.

We have not the placing of ourselves, but the filling of our place. Sometimes the humblest place is as important as the most prominent; even as the little jewelled pivot in the watch is the axis of the whole machinery, and the piston in the engine moves the whole works of the factory, or the carriages of the train. Let us therefore recognize every place in life, and every circumstance that comes to us as a definite occasion for some heavenly purpose. Let each seek to use it for a blessing to those around you.

Where God has positioned you is divinely deliberate, it His field of dreams for you.

We are all so placed as to be rivers and not reservoirs.

Your kingdom is God-assigned for your influence and not just for your affluence.

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. (1 Corinthians 3:5)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"The closer you get to God, the less room there is for anything to get in between." ~ Michael Cartwright

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#This was written by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)