As you prepare to enter a brand new year, do so in the knowledge that you were made on purpose, for a purpose.
There is nothing random or irredeemable about your life. No matter what has transpired to this point, this can be your time. Wake up from your slumber. Embrace your high calling. Be who you were created to be.
You are already known. You are already loved. You only need to say yes.
This brief “spoken word” piece was first created for Harvest, an annual women’s conference at Kings Church. While you won’t be able to enjoy the brilliant light show that originally accompanied the audio file, you will hear my words underscored by beautiful music created by my talented friend, Anthony Moore.
To listen, click the link below the crown:
You were imagined by God as his unique creation. He dreamed you up in his heart and formed you with his hands. He ordained all of your days when none of them had yet come to be. And then he placed you—here and now.
It wasn’t accidental. It wasn’t by your choice. It was God’s choice. He decided that you would be born into this frame of world history for this time.
You, working so hard. You, lonely in your life. You, overwhelmed and exhausted. You, numbed by the mundane. You, in your disappointment. You, unable to catch your breath. He sees you.
If you feel unseen it’s because you were created for what is unseen—a kingdom far greater than you can see.
For the eyes of the Lord search throughout the earth for those whose hearts belong completely to him; for those who will say yes.
Appearance, accomplishment, accreditation—these do not influence him. He searches for faithful hearts. Hearts that say yes.
He has placed a crown upon YOUR head. He has positioned you at this time, in this moment. Lift your eyes from what is seen to what is unseen. Say YES! Here I am!
Because…perhaps? This is the moment for which you have been created. You were born for such a time as this.
Such hopeful sentiments here. Although it makes me wonder how these plans work for those born in poverty or pain who then die young. Do we need to interpret gods plans differently for them?
Ellen Pusch says
I SO hear you. I think the issue is that we’ve often had it all wrong…we’ve used the wrong measuring sticks to determine what favour looks like; what “good” means. Though I believe he does care about the minutiae of our lives, my human brain finally comprehends that I haven’t always ascribed value to the right things. The more I live, the more I realize that the hard things are actually the good things and what I would have deemed “good” has often been unhealthy or unimportant. The ‘plans’ simply cannot be hung on ‘health and wealth’ (an idea that actually makes me gag) or that would mean God loved those of us with physical needs met more than those born into pain and poverty–financial, spiritual, relational, intellectual and more…and I don’t believe that. So much more to say, but this conversation needs face-to-face over a cup of tea, don’t you think? I like your brain, Andy 🙂
Yes. 🙂 ☕️