Monday, November 16, 2009

For Such A Time As This

Have you ever heard the phrase "for such a time as this"? I was kind of blown away last night when I asked the students this and none of them had ever heard this. I've heard this many times over my life such as when someone has talked about where God currently has them. We looked at the book of Esther which can be quiet interesting on many levels regarding the writing, history, etc. When the Jews were going to be massacred because of the decree that Haman had the King issue, Mordecai asked his cousin Esther who had become the queen to intercede. Esther had been an orphan earlier in life, was adopted by her cousin Mordecai, then eventually rose from underdog to become the queen of Persia. Mordecai urged Esther to risk her life and confront the king to change the decree and tells her in Esther 4:13-14 that she may have become queen for "such a time as this". In other words Mordecai was saying to Esther that maybe God had placed her as queen in order to save her people. God places us where He wants to us to serve Him and be used. We need to ask ourselves each day if we are exactly where God wants us to be. Also during the hard times we need to realize that God has us where we are for a reason. We have to trust in Him and seek Him to find out exactly how He wants to use us during these times.

So ask yourself, in the midst of my circumstances, situations, etc. am I seeking how God can truly use me. Because He has placed you where you are for such a time as this.

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