Being Esther


And who knows but that you have come to this royal position for such a time as this?”

What is our God-given mission?Have we thought of it anytime!What is it that God wants you or me to do that we’re not so comfortable doing?If we do it we could be ridiculed or persecuted.Do we have the courage to do such things? We might feel some embarrassment or we might feel it as a shame.We might find ourselves going against the flow, losing family or friends, fame , health, love or even life. We need the courage to do god given missions.These God-given missions don’t necessarily have to be life and death.They may just be opportunities to help others out with some self-sacrifice.Are we ready to sacrifice ourselves to help anyone?often it is a No. Queen Esther teaches us about a God-driven submission.Esther is a great example of a courageous woman in bible..Esther was an orphan who was exalted by god. she saved  the jews by her courage and boldness. When her cousin, Mordecai asked for Esther's help, he assured her that God was going to bring his people through the difficulties they faced. If Esther refused, then she would receive punishment along with the people who wanted to kill the Jews. But Mordecai also challenged Esther.

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”(esther4:14).. It took courage and boldness for Esther to approach the king for her mission. She was literally risking her life, as she herself was a Jew. She took the courage to do the god given mission for her. We, too, may have to risk all that is dear to us when we speak up for what is right. And like Esther, we can be sure that the results of our efforts are in God's hands - even if it costs us our lives to do what is right. When we trust God, things in our lives never happen accidently. When the stream of hope dries up in our lives, we should listen carefully to God's instructions for what he wants us to do next.God will speak to us through our prayers. It is dangerous for us to staywhere God supplied our needs yesterday, when he instructs us to move on to some new provisions today. It is a beyond imagination  to leave the place of our past comfort and security, but  we have to believe that the same God who took care of us yesterday will take care of us today, tomorrow and every stages in our life. God never forgets our labour of love. God has a preparation time for all of us. He has his own time for everything in our lives. Moses spent 40 years in the desert looking after sheep before coming to deliver the Israelites. Joseph was in jail until it was God's time for him to be released.

 

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