“‘Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.'” Esther 4:14

So many times, we have something we want to happen, and we have an idea in our head of when that should be. I know I have often gotten impatient with God over His timeline! Somehow, it never seems to match up to mine, but, amazingly, it always turns out to be right on time.

I think about some dear friends of mine, who struggled for many years to have a child. When God finally opened up her womb, He blessed them with not one, but three little ones within just a few years! As I thought about their blessings one day, God spoke a word into my heart.

All those years of heartache were not in vain. God has a destiny for each of those children, and He had an appointed time for each of them to be born. They were not late getting here. They were, in God’s perfect plan, right on time. The things He has for them to accomplish will only be done on His timetable, and in the way He works out.

We have a divine destiny too. God has a specific plan and purpose for our lives, and while we see our trials as roadblocks, He sees them as weighstations on His path. When we become discouraged and feel defeated, it’s such a comfort to know that God is working our lives – the totality of our existance – into His story.

You are not a mistake. You are not an accident, no matter what someone in your past may have told you. You were placed on this planet with a divine destiny and calling, and a loving God to help you find it. I pray that you will reach out to Him today and let Him show you.