Friday, May 28, 2010

.... For such a time as this

Esther was a young girl - probably in her mid to late teens - when she was chosen to replace Queen Vashti in King Ahasuerus's court.

She was beautiful, smart, and got along with everyone.

But she was a Jew in a Persian's royal court.

She was afraid to reveal her background for fear that she and her family would die all the quicker when irresponsible King Ahasuerus was manipulated into agreeing to kill all the Jews in the kingdom because of one man's bruised ego.

Then Esther's uncle Mordecai told her "Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise 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?"
(Esther 4:13-14)

Uncle Mordecai is saying, "Wake up girl!"
Don't you think that God put you where you are for a reason?
You can save your people.
You can save us.
God is on your side.
But the longer you wait, the more you tell God, "I don't believe you can do it."
Trust Him.
Believe in Him.
Look where He's placed you.
This is not a coincidence.
God doesn't do coincidences.
He believes in you.

I honestly believe that God works everything together for good
and places us where we are for very specific reasons.
For such a time as this.
It's not His fault if we refuse to open our eyes and realize what's staring us in the face.

If you've never studied the book of Esther, please do it.
Especially if you're a woman.
Young or not so young.
Especially if you're not too sure of what's going on in your life right now.
Or if you think you have it all together and life is just peachy.

What opportunity has God placed at your feet that you might be overlooking?
Where has He placed you for such a time as this?

Please read the book of Esther to see how Esther trusts God and how He delivers the Jewish people through her faith and bravery.


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this particular Beth Moore study. All of the other suggestions were good, but this is the best one I've heard yet. :)

  2. I really love studying Esther - and I'm so glad you started a blog! =)