Everything Is Essential

I recently moved into a rental. I had to downsize from 1460 square feet to 450 square feet. The things I kept are mostly essentials. However, I have lots of wall space here, so all of my pictures are displayed except for two.

I placed my parent’s picture so that I could see them each morning. In my other home I sometimes glanced at them as I walked by. Since their new place on my wall now, I have been thanking the Lord for them. They have great smiles. A few mornings ago I began to realize a deep stirring in my heart.

I would not be here if it was not for them. They were His intended vehicle to give me life. He created me (Jeremiah 1:5) as He knew me, strategically placing me in my mother’s womb. This morning I had that knowing in my heart that every single incident in my life was His essential for me. Each had a part in His training me for what He has called me to do. Not one was in vain.

Do you also realize that every situation you have ever been in up to this point is purposeful, strategic, and essential? Nothing is in vain because He redeems it all! In God’s Sovereign plan for our lives, everything that He has allowed is part of our spiritual DNA. We can sincerely echo Joseph’s words to his brothers. In Genesis 50:20 he said, “…you meant it for evil against me; but God meant it for good…”


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