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Monday, October 28, 2013

Such a Time as This....

“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but 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 4:13-14

Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
What is God's plan for my life?

Do you ever ask yourself these questions?  Do you ever wonder why you live where you live? Why you're doing what you're doing?

I think we all probably do, from time to time.  We aren't sure we're doing what created us to do. We're not sure we are seeing the bigger picture that He sees, and how we fit into that picture.  But sometimes we must just have the faith that there is a reason.  We must trust His plan for us until He directs us in another direction.

I love the story of Esther.  She is an example for all of us about how she used where she was at time time to save her people.  The scriptures up above are so good for us...especially that last phrase....for such a time as this.

Maybe there is something going on in your life and you're not quite sure why you are where you are.  Maybe you're not sure why you are in the situation you are in.  But maybe, like Esther, you are where you are "for such a time as this".  Maybe God needs you right where you are at this exact moment, to further His Kingdom.  Maybe His plan is for you to be there to help teach be an example to pray for someone.  You may not realize it now, and you may not realize it ever.  But by being "there" you are doing right what you need to be doing.

The day to day routines of life can become monotonous and routine. We may not think that we're doing much at all.  But, most likely, we are.  We may be doing big things.  Very big things for God.  Perhaps you are just where you are for "such a time as this".


Teresa said...

Lori, I've been doing a lot of thinking, and no matter what situation or problem you are facing, you are still to be an example to both believers and unbelievers. So instead of having pity parties, I need to let my light shine. Thanks for this reminder!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

So true! We never know who is watching and what our influence is on others.

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