Esther 4:1-7:10 / 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 / Psalm 36:1-12 / Proverbs 21:21-22
“…Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
This sentence is worded as a question but is actually a statement. Mordecai is speaking his niece, Esther, wanting her to understand that she was born at JUST THE RIGHT TIME to do JUST THE RIGHT THINGS that God had specifically created her for.
Esther knew it wasn’t merely because of her beauty that she was given a privileged position. She had no idea how everything was going to unfold, but she chose to trust God. She patiently walked in obedience and integrity and kept her ear tuned to the Lord’s voice. And, as she walked in His timing, she was used in a miraculous way; saving the Jewish nation from destruction!
We need to truly get ahold of the FACT that each one of us was handcrafted by God to live in this world RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW to be a part of the great and marvelous things He is doing. When the gifts, talents and purposes God poured into us as He was making us collide with the timing of when He chose to put us on this earth, exceedingly abundant things can happen! No one made by God is a mistake – He didn’t build any one to be overlooked and He hates to see anyone of us “sitting on the sidelines”.
The key to living the purpose-filled life our Heavenly Father created us for is to deeply believe that God made us to experience an ever-growing relationship with Him so we can know Him, learn the sound of His voice and TRUST Him for each step we take. If we are living our lives with Him at the center, we can be assured that we will become the very people He designed us to be! We don’t have to see how it will all unfold to believe it – we can believe it because He says it’s true, and we can embrace the peace He offers as He is working all things for our good behind the scenes, beyond our line of sight.
As Christians we have the incredible privilege everyday to wake up and ask our Heavenly Father to show us the things He wants us to do, the people He wants us to connect with, the places He wants us to go. As we walk in faith and obedience, resting in His PERFECT TIMING we can be EXPECTANT, knowing that He put us on the earth at the PERFECT time in history, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!! SO EXCITING!