I’ve been told and heard this many times over the last couple years, “you are here for such a time as this.” Now I knew this was scripture but never really bothered to look it up…don’t judge me, lol. But the last couple of weeks it has really been on my heart. I saw the scripture somewhere last week, can’t remember exactly what I was reading, but there those words were again.
Esther 4:14 “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
I was like WOW!! I believe God is really trying to tell me something. So I read the book of Esther, again, now with new insight. It is more evident now to me that I have work to do in the kingdom. I’m being tasked with being an example and sharing my Christian faith and walk with others…not so comfortable but very necessary. I’m realizing I can’t look to people when I should be looking to God for the answers. I’m the vessel He has chosen to work in and through. I have people attached to my life that need to hear my voice, my testimonies, my deliverances. Family, friends or strangers, I don’t want my lack of trust and disobedience to cause me to perish or others. Whatever the call or mantle God gives me I have to accept it and live it.
Queen Esther had to make a decision to trust God no matter the consequences, customs or protocols she would break and even if it cost her life. She sought God for direction and followed through. How many of us can say we seek God when faced with a life altering decision or even obey Him after we’ve sought Him for our purpose in life. Like we seek Him for guidance then get all skerd when He reveals it..lol, smh! Surely if God shows us the plan or even part of the plan He will continue to reveal the next steps as we obey and step out in faith.
If I must be like Queen Esther because I’m at this place and time in history, then so be it. If I’m the vessel of change for spiritual growth, financial prosperity, living single, etc then GOD give me strength, wisdom, patience and love to carry out my God-given purpose. I want to boldly, fearlessly and unselfishly pour out what God ordains of me to accomplish with my life. I pray we all align our lives, thoughts, motives and works to match God’s plan.
What is your “for such a time as this” mandate???
Peace and Blessings until next time!!