Isaiah 48:17 This is what the Lord says_ your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord, your God, who teaches you WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU, who directs you in the way you should go.
A NICHE is defined as: a position particularly suitable for the person occupying it; relating to or aimed at a small specialized group or market; the status of a plant or animal within its community which determines its activities, relationships with other organisms etc.
Of late, I have been thinking and wondering a lot. Why? Because...I AM LOOKING FOR MY NICHE. That place which goes beyond just bare existence or survival…into the place of REST and FULFILLMENT. Over five years ago, when God called me to write, I didn’t think much about it. I took a pen and slowly, began penning down the first sentence which, five years later has become a book…or rather a manuscript waiting for its time at the publishers. And while, deep down in my heart, I know God’s plans for me are interwoven in the pages of this yet-to published book, at times…I sit back and wonder. I wonder because like every one of you, at times, there seems to be no clear direction for me. What next? I asked the Lord this morning. Maybe, I should look for a serious eight to five job? Then, I wonder out aloud. What is the use of following God’s instructions and yet still have nothing to show for it? And even through I heard myself say it out loud, I suddenly realized that is a dangerous detour.
But here is the TRUTH. God, our HEAVENLY FATHER, KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US, HIS CHILDREN. What more, He created us and has every knowledge of our abilities and talents. God didn’t call me to write because He thought it would do me some good. NO. He called me to write because, long before I knew I could pen a sentence, He already knew that I COULD WRITE. God, therefore wants me to embrace writing as my niche, and not as a part-time endeavor. As the above scriptures puts it, the ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU, will also DIRECT YOU INTO THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO. In other words, when God calls you and I to task, He will also provide the ways and means to bring it to pass. Like my former pastor in Kenya used to say, ‘WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A VISION, HE WILL ALSO GIVE YOUR PROVISION.’
So here I am…still penning down a few more lines to encourage you not to give up because…GOD KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.