People of Destiny

God has a perfect plan for every life. Each Christian has the opportunity to become God’s person for the hour. Standing at the portal of this new year, we will do well to learn from people of destiny of the past. George Burger has written: “I will, like Paul, forget those things which are behind and press forward; like David, lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help; like Abraham, trust implicitly in my God; like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my Heavenly Father; like Jehoshaphat, prepare my heart to seek God; like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; like Daniel, commune with my God at all times; like Job, be patient under all circumstances; like Caleb and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of superior numbers; like Joseph, turn my back on all seductive advances; like Gideon, advance even though my friends be few; like Aaron and Hur, uphold the hands of spiritual leaders; like Isaiah, consecrate myself to do God’s work; like Stephen, manifest a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my hurt; like Timothy, study the Word of God; like the heavenly host, proclaim the message of peace on earth good will toward men; and like my Lord himself, overcome all earthly allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticements.

“Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve these objectives by my own strength, I will
rely on Christ for I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me
(Philippians 4:13).

Esther risked her life to save her people. And God honored her faith and courage. She was ready and willing to do God’s will whatever the cost. Are you?