For Such a Time as This…

This month, Jews around the world will celebrate Purim honoring God’s divine deliverance made possible by one woman’s obedience!

Thousands of years ago, a royal edict was issued in ancient Persia to destroy the Jewish people living in that region. As Queen, Esther was their only hope, and her uncle Mordecai urged her to approach the king, reveal her Jewish ancestry, and ask that the order be reversed – an act punishable by execution.

“If you remain silent at this time…you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

Faced with devastating consequences, Queen Esther had a life-changing choice to make. Would she dare draw near to the king uninvited and endure the possibility of death? Or shrink back in fear while her family was destroyed? Armed with quiet courage, Esther humbly moved toward the king and set in motion a chain of events ultimately leading to the salvation of her people!

Like Esther, you were created with such precision that no other person can do what you are called to do. Made alive at the very moment in history when your life can have the greatest impact on those around you. That’s how important you are to God!

So I want to encourage you today to simply put your trust in His promises. Take bold steps of faith, and watch your destiny be further revealed. Remember, you were born for such a time as this!