For Such a Time as This


Esther 4:14 – “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Queen Esther was in a tight spot. Just when things were going well in her personal life, she got the news that her people were under direct attack. Mordecai explained to her, in no uncertain terms, that she had a choice. She could ignore the matter altogether or do something about it. Esther took the riskier road. She decided to approach the king and stand up for her people. She knew that God had strategically placed her in the palace, for such a time as this.

Where has God placed you? You were born in this generation, live in this city, and work in a particular place because God has a purpose for your life. Esther had the option to make a difference in people’s lives, and she took it. It might have been outside her comfort zone and she was probably terrified, yet she carried out her calling and saved her people.

Do you know how God wants to use you to bless others? If not, ask Him today. And if you do know your purpose, don’t hesitate. Pray and move forward. The God who called you is more than able to equip you for the task and guide you all the way through. Trust Him and see the wonders that He will do in and through your life.