Let that word resonate with you for a few seconds. Now, if you started this Monday morning rushing around the house, spilling coffee down your clothes, and running later than usual, just stop for a second. Or if you “woke up” from only a couple hours of sleep because your dorm room sink was overflowing (because I know I did) and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and frustrated, take a second to rest. Or if you woke up this morning, not feeling rushed or frazzled at all, but waking up and looking in the mirror to think, “Well, this is as good as it’s gonna get,” then give me a few minutes of your Monday morning.
God has placed you exactly where you are for a reason. Let that sink in. God has called you where you’re standing for a reason this morning. Put on “called” and walk around with the reassurance that you are not alone. God sees you as His perfect child of the light. Slink into that “perfection” for the day. God calls you worthy. You are worthy of love from the Most High God. Put on that “worthy” with a cup of coffee in hand and nice pair of shoes on your feet and some of that new lipstick you’ve wanted, but haven’t dared, to try to take on this wonderful Monday morning. Put on those new clothes of “true righteousness” and “holiness” & walk around with that new reassurance of a new self (Ephesians 4:24).
This past week, I reminded a dear friend of mine how God has planned everything out for our lives. How special and cherished does that make you feel? He knows where we will be in 20 minutes, 20 days, 20 months, 20 years. He knows the plans he has for you, plans to give you hope and a future, even when those plans are unclear to you (Jeremiah 29:11). Have patience with Him, dear child. He knows where He wants you. He knows the impact you will have on the world. He knows who your future spouse will be. He knows how many kids you will have & what colors their eyes will be & how they will eat their food. He knows what you find joy in, and He tries to provide as much of it as possible. He knows which relationships will better you and which will bring you down, which is why some relationships must come to an end. He gives us a hiding place when we need it (Psalm 32:7). He knows every little quirk you have. He knows what words of His draw you in the closest to His heart. He knows the way you like your coffee, the way you read His Word, and the routine you have in the morning. He delights in your heart & persistently seeks you out. He cherishes Your time together. He knows your purpose & the days He has set out before you. He formed you before He even hung the stars in the sky. He chose you before He formed the foundation of the earth (Ephesians 1:4). He delights in you. He wants you. He loves you. Let those words sink into the deepest corners of your heart this morning. You are loved by the God of the universe. The King of all kings. Your Heavenly Father. Your comforter.
12-13 Moses said to God, “Look, you tell me, ‘Lead this people,’ but you don’t let me know whom you’re going to send with me. You tell me, ‘I know you well and you are special to me.’ If I am so special to you, let me in on your plans. That way, I will continue being special to you. Don’t forget, this is your people, your responsibility.”
14 God said, “My presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end.”
15-16 Moses said, “If your presence doesn’t take the lead here, call this trip off right now. How else will it be known that you’re with me in this, with me and your people? Are you traveling with us or not? How else will we know that we’re special, I and your people, among all other people on this planet Earth?”
17 God said to Moses: “All right. Just as you say; this also I will do, for I know you well and you are special to me. I know you by name.”
Exodus 33:12-17 MSG