Would it be there? I found the key to our neighborhood mailbox and carefully turned it in the lock. A white envelope lay on top of a stack of junk mail. Sure enough, burgundy words on the left side read “Grove City College.” Should I wait to open it until I got back to my house? No, there was no way I could stand the suspense for the long walk back inside. Carefully I slid my finger under the flap of the envelope and ripped it open. One word on the top of the page caused a wave of relief to surge through me, “Congratulations.”
Getting accepted into my first-choice college might not seem like a big deal to you. But a long road of praying, trusting, and defining my goals led to that moment. I wanted more than anything to be led on the path that God had set for me. When I found Psalm 138:8, it was as though God was whispering each word in my ear. “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
Did you catch that first clause? “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me!” Have you ever heard any promise so amazing?? He has a purpose for me, and he will fulfill it. No matter what. He is God, and he will do what he says he will do.
Have you ever looked around and thought, “God can’t use me. Too many things have gone wrong already”? Look again. Every single one of those obstacles is something that God is going to use to fulfill his purpose for you. Your parents’ divorce, your responsibilities, and your problems – they cannot stand in the way of God’s purpose.
God has promised that he will fulfill the purpose that he has for you. Are you ready to live for God? How have you experienced the fulfillment of God’s purpose in your own life? I love hearing from you!