Wednesday, October 21, 2009
“Who knows, perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14b HCSB
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles Swindoll*
Queen Esther was in an impossible situation. If she didn’t approach the king, the Jewish people would be massacred. If she did approach the king, she could be killed for entering his presence without being summoned. As she struggled with her decision, she received a message from her cousin Mordecai which said, “Perhaps God has placed you where you are for moments like these.” Esther approached the king, was spared by him, and the Jewish people were allowed to defend themselves against sure annihilation.
Have you ever felt like Queen Esther? Disaster is seemingly hitting you from all sides and you feel like screaming, “Lord, why do I have to be here?” During these times, it’s important to remember that God loves you immensely and really does have great plans for your life. Perhaps, He has placed you where you are for unique opportunities disguised as impossible scenarios.
Lord, help me see the challenges that come my way as unique opportunities to serve You.