My Destiny Call

By on August 9, 2011

woman standing with arms open towards sunset sky and beachBy Peggy W. Lester –

The gentleman had squandered his younger life on alcohol before coming to know the Lord because of a terrible tractor accident. At that time, he prayed a desperate prayer, “God save me and I’ll serve you the rest of my life!”

God heard his prayer and miraculously saved and healed him. God then set him and his wife on a course of mission work in Mexico for the last 25 years of their lives. By the end of their lives, they had built hundreds of churches, a Bible school, and ministered the love of Jesus to thousands. Age should never be a factor in the fulfilling of your destiny.

Our Church had begun building churches in 1979 under the leadership of this elderly missionary couple. They had lived in Mexico serving diligently in ministry and meeting the needs of the people in Christ’s Name. Both had a heart of compassion and a love for people everywhere.

At this time, they were living stateside and hosting mission teams traveling back and forth to Mexico. I met this couple as we planned our church’s second mission trip to Mexico in February of 1980; the year missions “stole my heart”!

I am no “spring chicken“, myself. This fall I will be 63 years young. I have been married for nearly 45 years and have two married sons and five grandchildren. I grew up in church but did not come to know the Lord until I was 29 years old. Yes, I served in many capacities; but, had not made a personal commitment to Christ. You don’t become a Christian by attending church or because your parents are Christians. You become a Christian only by making a personal decision to accept Christ. God doesn’t have any grandchildren!

I was 42 when my Dad passed away suddenly in August of 1991. Often the death of a loved one has a way of “focusing your destiny“. During my grief, I prayed Dad’s legacy would become fruitful in my life. He wasn’t perfect but he had a love for people and a servant’s heart. He loved missions and supported the mission work in Mexico. I too wanted to leave a godly legacy as he had.

The Lord has called me “to go into the entire world and preach the gospel” and “to feed His sheep.” He set this course in motion on my first mission trip to Mexico. Over the years, He has clarified His “destiny call” upon my life; fine tuning it in many ways.

I have had the privilege during the last 31 years to travel to five continents and minister in various ways in the Name of Christ. The Lord spoke to me through His word several years ago and said, “My latter days would be greater than my former days“. I am seeing this come to pass.

People ask me all the time, “Are you not scared to go to some of these places?” I reply, “Wherever the Lord calls, I know He goes before to prepare my trip and my safety.” As long as I go with my husband’s blessings and the Lord’s anointing, it will be ok! I don’t want to come to the end of my life and wonder, like the song by Matthew West, “… don’t want to spend my life in motion, what if I had given everything (to Jesus.”) I may not live to be 120 years old as Moses did, but I hope to fulfill the call God has on my life. My prayer will continue to be, “Here I am, Lord, Send me!”

How about you? Do you just exist daily, going through the motions; or, do you know your destiny, is there purpose in your life?

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Peggy W. Lester is the founder of Spreading His Fragrance Near and Far, Inc. Her desire is to take the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, to disciple those desiring to grow in their faith and to share the healing balm of Jesus to those who have been wounded in life. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian counseling and is ordained through FCFI located in Indiana. She lives with husband, Don, about 35 miles West of Atlanta, Georgia. Website: http://www.peggywlester.com/

About peggywlester

Peggy W. Lester is the founder of Spreading His Fragrance Near and Far, Inc. Her desire is to take the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, to disciple those desiring to grow in their faith and to share the healing balm of Jesus to those who have been wounded in life. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian counseling and is ordained through FCFI located in Indiana. She lives with husband, Don, about 35 miles West of Atlanta, Georgia. Website: http://www.peggywlester.com/

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My Destiny Call