Born For Such A Time As This

On today, we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of my blog LifeLessonsWithLateesa.com.

And while I have been and remain humble and blessed to be on this journey, I am reminded of how and why it is extremely important to seek out and live in purpose.


For many years, I have known that I had multiple gifts and talents yet I unconsciously left many of them to lie in dormant. Early last year, I had began to get back to journaling my goals and all the things that were in my heart to accomplish. Writing and starting my blog was one of them, completing my books were another, starting a podcast was another, and starting my life coaching business was another. Some of the goals on my list have yet to come to fruition and others I have successfully attained. Today in fact, I graduated with my certification and became a Certified Professional Lifecoach.


During my virtual graduation as my name was called, I couldn't help but to feel and hear the phrase "You were born for such a time as this!" This phrase was inspired and derives from the scripture of Esther 4:14 which says in the AMP version of the Bible "For if you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews (God's chosen and special people) from another place, and you and your father's house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]. And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?" The reason this scripture and phrase is so significant to me is because I have vowed my life and all of it's essence to the service of God's people as a willing yet equipped vessel. All that I aim to do and have done societally and relationally has been to help and serve God through others.


The purpose of me writing about my personal and professional endeavors is not to boast or brag about any accomplishments I feel I may have made and attained. In fact, I am the opposite and try to move in silence and with intentionality instead. My only desire for this blog publishing was to inspire and empower others to live a life of purpose and fulfillment as well. I have grown to value who I am and who I am becoming higher than what I am doing or accomplishing in this world and outside of the kingdom of God. My prayer is that you too would go after the life of your dreams and choose to walk in the power of who God created you to be and the higher version of the person you are now.


You too were born for such a time as this! And all the lives and souls attached to your obedience, purpose, and servitude are dependent on your alignment, your assignment, and your becoming. Go obtain those goals and make them a reality lived and not a reality watched by others. After all, there is the saying "What you won't do, someone else will" so go and live a transformed life... The Life waiting for you to step into.


May our lessons be plenty and our journeys be joyous and beautiful!

God bless 😘