The Right People at the Right Time

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God has a place for our purpose. His great YES of redemption for the world is spoken a million times over in His redemptive YES in people like you and me.

Whenever we read a Bible story, we’re impressed (and a little surprised) that God always seems to find the right person at the right time to do His work. People are chosen, and as we look back at what happened in their lives before, we can see what made them ready for the work God now calls them to do.

Let’s look at a few of these…

Moses had been trained to rule in Pharaoh’s courts. He’d survived in the wilderness as a shepherd—the very wilderness he would one day lead the children of Israel through. So who was better prepared than Moses to lead Israel out of Egypt?

David killed the bear and lion when they attacked his flocks. So he was ready to face Goliath.

Paul was a Roman citizen and a classically-trained Jewish scholar. This made him uniquely prepared and qualified to take the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Roman Empire.

No one better illustrates this point than Mary, the mother of Jesus. Quietly and humbly, she’d been living in deep obedience to God. It made her uniquely able to be the mother of Jesus—from His birth to His death on the cross.

This happens all the time in the Bible. It almost makes us numb to the reality of divine work in the lives of everyday people. And I guess that’s why it surprises us so much when we see it happen in us and around us.

God has been working this way from the very beginning. It’s still the way He works. He looks for people who are open to His work and uses their experiences, gifts, resources, opportunities, and personalities to place them in the exact spot of maximum kingdom impact.

God is always working in His world. He’s always working in us. Those moments when what He’s been doing in us lines up with what He’s doing in the world are absolutely miraculous.

That’s what we call, “Finding your YES.” It’s finding yourself in that moment of need in the world, of maximum kingdom impact, knowing you were created just for that moment.

God has a place for our purpose. His great YES of redemption for the world is spoken a million times over in His redemptive YES in people like you and me.

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