I have alway loved fairy tales as I believe they are rich with hidden insights into God’s love and plans for us – Hansel & Gretel – how even little children can overcome the witch… and so many more. I believe in many cases they are earthly shadows of the real story of a Prince and His Bride and the kingdom he reigns over. I was reading this article on the Elijah List this morning and thought I’d include a part of it for you. If you want to read the rest of it go to http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word/7946

“God is Looking For You – You Are the Perfect Fit For His Plan” – Victoria Boyson

I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.—Isaiah 41:19-20

God is looking for a desert, so He can create a forest. Do you feel like a barren desert? If there seem to be 100 reasons why God would never use you, then rejoice, because those are the 100 reasons why He will use you. When God is looking for someone to change the world, He looks for the most unlikely candidate. He has to use someone, why not you!

When God began looking for someone in whom He could build a great nation, He saw Sarah (see Genesis 17:16). Wait a minute! Sarah was old and barren; she’d had no children. How could God build a nation from such as she? It was impossible, right? BUT God looks at the impossible and sees a promise. Why did God select Sarah? It was her barrenness that drew Him to her. It was the impossibility of her situation that made her the perfect candidate for a miracle.

Are you living with an impossible situation? If you are, then rejoice, because you are a perfect candidate for a miracle from God. It is your need that has drawn Him to you. If God sees a mighty nation in your belly, then believe Him. He is able to perform it.

God Wants to Do More for You

One of my favorite stories is the story of Cinderella. This story represents to me the heart of God. Cinderella lived with a stepmother who despised her, and her greatest dream was to be loved. She was not dreaming of being a princess—that was too much for her to even conceive of. Her reason for going to the ball was to find a man who would love her. However, she was destined to find not just any man; her destiny was to marry the prince. The man that every other eligible female was dreaming of and conniving to get, was intended for her.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…—Ephesians 3:20

As princess she would be loved and admired by not just a man, but also a nation. Just like with God, when He is looking for a princess, He goes to the scullery and sees in a servant girl the ability to rule a nation. If life has pressed you down, then you need to rejoice! If life has passed you by, then you need to rejoice! If you feel forgotten and unloved, then you need to rejoice! You are just the one God is looking for to change the world!

Sing, o barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman… (Isaiah 54:1). Enlarge the place of your tent… (Isaiah 54:2) because God is looking for you.

Do Not Limit God

 In Judges 4 Jael was a woman who was at home in her tent while the men of Israel were out fighting a battle against Sisera, the commander of the Canaanite army. God had promised to deliver Sisera into the hands of Barak, the leader of the Israelite army, but because of his unbelief, God delivered him instead into the hands of a woman. That woman was Jael. Jael was at home minding the house when, out of nowhere, Sisera arrives on foot to the door of her tent. She lured him into her tent to rest.

But Jael, Heber’s wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.—Judges 4:21

Jael was probably the last one that Barak considered would win the battle for Israel that day, but God chose her for that very reason. God was sending us a message: We cannot limit Him! He refuses to be put in a box! Tell Him He can’t do something and that is just what He will do. Give Him a desert and He’ll make a forest. Give Him a servant girl and He’ll make her a princess. Give Him a housewife and He’ll make her a warrior. Give Him your barrenness and He’ll make for you a great nation.

So that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.—Isaiah 41:20

This is God’s heart concerning us. He sees beyond our weaknesses and sees a mighty warrior. He calls those things that are not, as though they were. If you feel discarded by life, then rejoice, because God is looking for you! You are a perfect fit for His purpose.

In the story of Cinderella, after she runs away from the ball, everyone is looking for her. The highest officials in the kingdom, even the grand duke, were searching furiously for her. Who was she that the entire kingdom was looking for her? She was the perfect fit! She was the only one that fit the glass slipper.

And God says to you today: “You are the only one who can fill the ‘shoes’ that I am preparing for you. You are what I’m looking for. You are what I need.”

More online…  See the potential God has put in you and step into it, you are the perfect fit for his plan and He longs to set you into your rightful place in His Kingdom.

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