Right Time, Right Place

Do you ever wonder if you were born at the right time? Are there times you feel out of place? Perhaps you feel you would have been more suited for the 1800’s? Is it because you already know the history? Have you spent time really thinking through it or just fantasizing?

There are people who feel out of place in today’s world. They don’t understand the new technology. They don’t care for the fast pace of life. They become anxious, afraid of failure, fearful of looking stupid.

When we question if we were born in the right time period, we question God. It demonstrates our doubt that God is in control. We are doubting He has a plan for our lives. Trusting God includes trusting He has put us where we are at the time we are put there.

Esther was not thinking in this way until her uncle, Mordecai, brought it to her attention. She was fearful when Mordecai suggested she go to the king, even though she was the queen. It was not until Mordecai questioned whether she was put there for that specific purpose and time that she agreed to take the chance to see the king.

Each of us are placed where we are at a specific time for a purpose. True, we live in a fast-paced world filled with new technology. Yes, it means there are many things we can learn and perhaps need to learn. Yet, God has confidence in us to do so or He wouldn’t have put us here and now.

How will we answer the question Mordecai put to Esther? Will we take up the challenge, face our fear, and proceed to carry out God’s plan? We can take courage in knowing God has confidence in us to carry out His plan. He can overcome our fear, knowing He is always with us. We can conquer our anxiety by spending time in prayer with God, relying on Him to quell our nerves.

When we realize God has put us here for this time and place, and we rely on Him, we start to see the opportunities He has put before us. We execute His plan for our lives. We have a positive impact on others and the world around us. Perhaps we, too, will save others from destruction.

I pray we all trust that God has put us here for a reason. I pray we rely on God to guide us. I pray each one of us goes about executing the plan God has laid out for us. You are here for a reason. Rely on God to remove your anxiety. Trust God is with you always. Execute His plan.

Esther 4:12-14 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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