I have read the Old Testament book of Esther many times. In Chapter 4, we learn that in an attempt to save the Jewish people in Persia, Mordecai delivers the words to Queen Esther that inspire me so: “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?” (Esther 4:14, ESV).
“For such a time as this.” I love those words, there’s such power behind them. Like Queen Esther, we may never, ever know what the true purpose the God has for us, until the time has passed. Or, perhaps we may actually never really know what the purpose that God has for us, because our purpose is something that we are living out every day.
God may not challenge us to be the one who saves our race, like he did Mordecai or Queen Esther. But, know this, God has a master plan for each and everyone of His children. And, make no mistake, He put each of us here, at this time and in this place, for a reason. God’s placed a calling on your life, and mine also. Most likely you don’t know just what that plan is. I don’t worry about what God’s plan for me is because He’s taught me that He has everything in control. I leave it in His hands. That frees me up from worry and allows me spend time in God’s Word, praying, and listening for/to His voice to be able to discern just what He wants me to do.
For me, it’s nice to know that I am not a mistake, I am part of God’s grand plan.
Sweet sister in the Lord, Mordecai’s words apply to both you and I – we are here “For Such a Time as This.”