By: Haley Jessup August 26, 2016

I had a dream a few months ago that the Lord told me about my purpose.

He didn’t say what it was or lay out a plan or anything like that…He just told me that I hadone.

I was raised by strong Christian parents and my husband currently serves as an Assistant to Rick Warren (author of “Purpose Driven Life”), so it’s safe to say that, especially in our current season, I’ve been aware of the unique and important purpose that the Lord has for each and every one of us.

However, hearing those words from the Lord Himself, even though it was through a dream, was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced.

Talking about purpose in his newest message, “A Cry in the Nation“, Pastor Carter Conlon states:

“There is no happenstance with God.”

Using the story of Esther, her plea at the King’s gate on behalf of the people of Israel demonstrates her unique and important purpose.  And, just as Esther was brought into the King’s proximity for a reason she didn’t yet understand, we were chosen to live at this very time for a purpose we may not yet comprehend.  

As Pastor Carter reflects on Esther’s life, he reminds me of the ways in which I can both seek purpose and be purposeful.

Prayer–a theme we see daily in Pastor Carter’s ministry–is just one example of this, as it not only allows us to live out our purpose, but it equips us for further purpose as well.

Pastor Carter encourages us to seek the Lord by praying, “Not my will, but thine.”

While Esther risked her life by moving towards the King, we do the same as we relinquish our deepest desires in pursuit of what the Lord has in store — and that is where our real purpose begins.

This powerful special edition message on the life of Esther is now available for audition, and is ideal for airing at any time — particularly relevant as our nation cries out to the Lord in light of the tumultuous times in which live.

Haley Jessup
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