Tell me, Lord. What’s the plan?

Alright, y’all.  If you’re a regular reader, you know that Christian music is a lot of the inspiration for my posts. Tell me, Lord. What's the plan- - Cassie L. Wilson-learning to be the light

Back when I was driving the ol’ Ford Taurus, my radio didn’t work.  So, I spent four years singing to myself.  And, well, being a lyric loser…. haha, don’t need to go there. 😉  Now that the Saturn has a working radio, I rarely ever turn it off.  I flip between the local Christian stations, depending on which one isn’t on commercial break (Spoiler: the breaks are the same time!!! Ugh).

Anyway, so yesterday on my way home I had the radio blaring, right?  I mean, if the radio isn’t blaring… are you really even listening?   So, the song Tell Me by Carrolton comes on.  I’ve heard that song several times before, but I think I actually heard part of the verse for the first time yesterday.  I mean, really heard it.

You wrote Your name upon my heart

You knew me long before my life began

You still have a plan

Those few lines echoed in my head, drowning out the rest of the song and the majority of the songs that came through my radio speakers after it.

You knew me long before my life began

You knew me long before my life began.

Think about it, friend.  God knew the world needed one of you.  And He only made one of you.  Not eight or nine copies.  God knew the world needed one of you.

And, what’s even better, He has a plan for you.  Specifically for you and you alone.

Back when King A (forgive me, reader.  I can’t pronounce King A’s name and couldn’t when I taught the lesson of Esther to Mom’s Sunday School kids when she was out for surgery.  So… King A it is and will always be), was looking for a new wife because Vashti just completely disrespected him and everyone at his banquet, Esther was chosen.

Esther was chosen for a purpose.

For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?  

Esther 4:14

She was chosen by God to save her people and keep them from utter destruction.

The plan God had for Esther was big.  And she willingly obeyed and stepped up when she was called.

Friend, I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again for good measure:  He has a plan for you, too. 

You were created for a purpose.  To serve God and serve people.  To spread the Good News.  To lead others to Christ.  And to help keep God’s children from going astray.

No, you may not be crowned a queen like Esther.  And you might not be called to save a whole nation.  But, I bet if you’ll listen and obey, you’ll find that you do have a purpose and calling.

A purpose and calling that only comes from God.

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6 thoughts on “Tell me, Lord. What’s the plan?

  1. What an encouraging post! I need to be reminded everyday that God has a plan and purpose for my life. Sometimes it can be easy to get out of focus and even discouraged. Thank you Cassie!

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    1. Lureta, sometimes it’s VERY easy to forget. And being truthful, I have days where I can’t even see past my current struggle. It’s also nice to be reminded in those moments that there is a plan, just got to trust Him. Thanks for coming by! 🙂

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  2. Love the story of Queen Esther. Her story also reminds me of how we were chosen for the time we are in and for His purpose. I love praise and worship music. It is not a day to me till I hear praise and worship in my home, car, or anywhere else. That is all my children know too. As you wrote about the song that effected you so much, I couldn’t help but think of a song that never fails to freeze me up and just bring tears to me eyes. it’s always the chorus; I will never know how much it cost for my sin to be on the cross. Ahhh… just speaks to my soul so much!

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    1. I know what song you’re referring to! That’s a good one, too. And that’s really awesome that your kids are growing up on Christian music. That’s something they won’t forget! Thanks for stopping by, Carmen!

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  3. Yes! Each of us has a purpose that He determined long ago. What a good God we serve who gives us the ability to carry out His plan. Thank you for sharing at Salt & Light!

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