Such a Time as This

Have you ever wondered about when and why things happen they way they do? Maybe in the big picture (God’s picture), it is actually the perfect time and circumstances.

Esther was told that she may have become queen just to save her people from a plan to have all Jews killed. She didn’t just wind up in this position, but maybe instead, God placed her there for the exact purpose of approaching the king to beg for the lives of the Jews.

Esther had three qualities that helped her through this time and that we also need when facing a challenge: willingness, wisdom, and courage. First, she was willing; she didn’t immediately say no. Often we say no without even truly considering if it’s something God wants us to do. Also, Esther made wise choices. She asked her friends and family to pray, and then she waited for God’s timing. During that time, God prepared the heart of the king, but He also prepared Esther’s heart. Finally, she had the courage to trust that God was in control and would guide and protect her. She didn’t allow fear to discourage her.

Esther had no idea when she became queen, but God was working even then to save the His people. Esther 4:14 says, “Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” He may also be working in and through you at this very moment to accomplish a greater purpose that you can not see or even imagine.

Don’t ever doubt that God is at work in your life. What seems like an overwhelming situation or even an insignificant detail in your day or life, may actually be part of God’s plan and purpose. Where you are right now could be because you were made “for such a time as this”.

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