I have been a Christ follower since 1980. I grew up in the church, but didn’t truly surrender my life to Christ until the day after I graduated from college. It was not until this time that I could fully relate to the words of the psalmist:
“God rewrote the text of my life when I opened
the book of my heart to His eyes.”
God took a divine eraser to my life and inserted a new manuscript. Everything I ever thought about, planned, or intended to do with my life changed. He lovingly rewrote the script, altered my ambition, and wrapped His arms around me as I started to experience the thrills, romance, and adventure that comes from a life spent following him.
While this post is not the one where I will share my entire testimony, it is about how the concept of ‘what time it is’ has impacted my life.
Like most Christ followers my life has been filled with many defining moments and milestones. Interestingly, at every one of those milestones I had someone who loved Christ and loved me and encourage me with a paraphrase of the words taken from Esther 4:14, “Oh I believe this is happening to you because YOU were born for such a time as this.”
I heard these words a lot over the years. So much that I found myself feeling it almost sounded trite. I cringe and feel sick now as I remember how often I said, under my breath, “yeah… yeah…yeah.” Praise God for the patience and mercy He has shown to me.
For the record – let me say that NOTHING is trite about God’s word. And that kind of thinking has no place in the heart of a Christ follower. As you lean into Him, He pushes out all the junk that doesn’t fit into His holy intentions for your heart. He brought me to my knees and on my face then used that very scripture to bring new life and new purpose to this season of my life.
So does anybody know what time it is? Well I believe that when those famous words were first uttered to Esther as well as for every other person in creation, are true. We were all born for such a time as THIS. This is YOUR appointed time to know, love, and serve and to do it fully; you have to pay attention to all the resources available to you. As a Christ follower, it is no accident that you are here NOW.
Over the past several years, social media has exploded. People are satisfying their need to connect and find places and spaces to do it online. The statistics are staggering and for those that are paying attention – understand the revolution that’s happening.
How is social media changing your view of the world?