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?”
Whenever I’m feeling like I need a good, strong dose of courage, I turn to the book of Esther and let the words penetrate deep into every fear-filled space of my soul.
Esther could have remained still in a sense that would have been more relatable to a person frozen in fear. Instead, she remained still in the presence of God moving at His command with the faith that whatever was to happen would ultimately be in His hands.
Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
Stillness often requires boldness. Many of you have gifts and talents you’re afraid to use. You feel guilt over your past and stuck in your present. You’re worried about the person next to you holding more skill and qualification.
Guess what? God doesn’t care. He’s not a God of comparison! He’s a God who uses all of His children to help in the building of His kingdom, and He needs you.
Maybe you’ve been hurt in ministry and feel there’s no place for you.
Friend, we’ve all been hurt at one time or another. However, God has reserved a spot for you. You are meant for a specific purpose and there is a place for you.
Maybe you feel like the person next to you, in front, or behind would do a better job.
Maybe in the worlds eyes or even your own, someone else would be better. But God isn’t looking for that. He’s looking for faithful, obedient, loving servants to fulfill their calling for His kingdom. That’s you! You aren’t required to be the best; you’re required to be obedient.
Maybe you don’t know where to start or where to go.
What talents do you have? What do you feel passionate about? Where can you be most helpful? Those are three questions to help you figure out where to begin.
You can do this! Your life is for such a time as this.