Why is it that God allows some of those who are great to remain on the earth to do His work and some He takes home at an early age? I think about Rachel Scott the young teenage girl, at the age of seventeen, who was murdered in the tragic school shooting in Columbine, Colorado in April 1999. This young girl wanted to live for Jesus and let others see Him thorough her life. On a piece of paper, sometime before her death, Rachel had outlined her hands and wrote the inscription “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people’s hearts.” And in her own words she wrote “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.”
Does God bring them home so that He can enjoy being with them because their love for Him was so great? And what of the loved ones that remain here in hurt and unbelief? God is a God who is in control even when we do not understand what the circumstances surrounding us means. He is a God who has ways that are higher than our ways. He is a God who has a perfect plan.
Anointing comes when you allow God to work his perfect plan in your life. We have all come from circumstances in our lives that tell us that we should not be used of God to do any good thing. We are not even worthy to clean the toilets for Him, but He calls us to be His hands and His feet. God’s hands and God’s feet…. that is an awesome thought when you think about it. God wants to use us to be His hands, by being the hands for Him, to touch lives of others and to change them. You may be called to touch people with the power of God and heal their bodies, through His power. He may even be using your hands to touch a child and hug them, or He may be using your hands for Him to touch the elderly and bring peace to them as you speak with them and lay your hands on theirs, as a sign of caring. God wants to use your feet to lead you to places for Him. He may be leading you to the mission field or He may be leading you to help your neighbor. He may take you around the world to preach the Gospel or He may take you to your church to teach a Sunday school class, or He may even take you into the marketplace where you currently work, to minister to a co-worker. Allow God to work in you the perfect plan that He has ordained for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us, to give us a future and a hope. That tells us that when He places us on this earth, when we were placed inside our mother’s womb we were put here for a reason. It was by no accident that you arrived here at the time and place that you arrived. It was by no accident that you came to your particular parents. God had a plan and He said I will place (your name) here so that he/she can be used for me, and (your name) will do this for me. Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee….and I ordained thee.” You are not where you are today by accident; it is the divine plan of The Almighty God. He saw your future before you were born. What is going on in your life right now may seem insignificant, but God ordained it. The word ordained means to be sanctified or set apart. Your parents did not bring you into this world, God brought you here through your parents, He ordained you; He sanctified you and set you free!
This is an excerpt from my book “The Drying Pot; And The Refining Fires Necessary To Become A Vessel Used By God”