God Has a Plan for Your Life

Queen Esther is one of my favorite women in the Bible. From reading the book, I just can’t imagine how fair and beautiful she is. Plus all the spa treatments, oil and perfume given to her, ahh beautiful! No doubt, King Xerxes choses her and fall in love with her. Not just because she’s lovely but her character stands out among all the ladies presented to the King.

I’m also amazed of God’s plan for Esther. Though she grew up without a parent, God bless her with a godly man (her cousin) Mordecai who guide her growing up. From an ordinary orphan Jewish girl to a Queen! Can you see how God plans our life? It’s always bigger, greater than what can we think for ourselves… “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

What God has in store for us in the future will always be bigger of what we knew is best for us, God has always something better that we don’t know. As Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Because what we plan for ourselves will always have limitations based on what we are now, what we accomplished so far and possibly how we see ourselves in the future, it’s always limited and sometimes selfish. But God, will always have bigger plans, bigger than ourselves. He is unlimited God, He is sovereign, He is able, He can do everything, there’s nothing impossible with Him, and the good news is, He is also a loving Father, He loves us “big time” that He wants only the best for His children, only the best life ahead for each of us! A life that brings glory and honor to Him.

God made Esther to be a queen, not just to enjoy the benefits of being a queen. This is not how the story ends… We see how God used Esther, to save the Jews from the evil plan of Haman to kill all the Jews. Why? Because the Savior would be born in Betlehem from a Jewish family, the Savior who will save the world and His name is Jesus. Esther’s obedience and selflessness plays a vital role in God’s plan for salvation to mankind. Gods plan for Esther is more than to satisfy her desires and dreams, it is bigger than her, it is salvation for everyone, and everything is plotted for His glory! So are you excited to embrace God’s plan in your life? Obey like a queen!

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“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
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God’s Perfect Timing

It’s been a while since my last blog, and i was pretty surprise that there are still readers though… And I Imagewant to share what I’ve learned this past few months… Almost everyday, I’m tempted to take things on my own hands because I thought God won’t handle it the way I want Him too, He will not make it happen now. I feel like I know better than God. But after reading this inspiring blog from singlewoman.net, I chose to trust God and his perfect timing. Again, He has to break my own plans and timelines to make His plans for me happen!

Here are some quotes from the author, that strikes me!

“When you let go, something magical happens, you give God room to work.”

“When you stop trying to make things on happen on your timetable, you invite God’s perfect timing to show up and work miracles.”

“You have to stop your own endless efforts, attempts and manipulations to control every situation.”

“If some things you endlessly ask God for came to you right at this moment, you wouldn’t be ready for them. You wouldn’t be able to handle them. You would actually drown in the very favor that you’re asking for.”

My Thoughts…..

Everday, devote more time in worship, prayer, reading the Bible, meditate on His Word, disciple and be discipled. Faith comes from hearing and hearing the Word of God. We need faith during waiting seasons, and only Gods grace can sustain us to wait until He reveals to us His glorious plans.

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In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3

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An Amazing Plan

12 years ago, i dream of studying at University of the Philippines, but unfortunately i didn’t make it, so I end up pursuing college at Polytechni University of the Philippines. No regrets, because i enjoy my college life… Here, God slowly builds up my self-confidence, i met good & true friends, learn & discover new things (a lot of first time) and graduated without honors (hahaha)…

God is good… He gave me great job opportunities, been working for 3 companies since i graduated from college and now i’m back to school…

I’m pursuing graduate studies (Masters in Business Management) at UP-Manila… i smiled when i passed the exam, and whisper a prayer “Thank You Lord for this opportunity!” Your plans for me is exciting, you always surprise me! You always surpass my expecations… I don’t know what is ahead of me, but all I believe is what’s ahead of me is good, so so good! Thank you God, You are Good!