Esther 4:14 - If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What's more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?
We all have a calling. We all have our area of the world, big or small, that we can impact. We must see that God loves us all and is using us, even at this very moment, if we're His and willing.
The word 'elevated' in the verse above stands out for me ... we have been placed in the positions of authority that we are in because of our Lord. Whether it be minister, parent, boss, older sibling, the person in our friends group that people look to for leadership, the librarian that checks out books. Whatever place you're in, the Lord put you there. Will that position be wasted?
This is the question that the Lord woke me up with, burning in my heart ... 'are you willing, Michelle?' I told Him to help me, that I was scared, but that I was willing.
Are you willing to go the extra mile to further His Kingdom, so that you can take a part in His will being done? We may not always understand His leading or have all the answers, but we serve a God who knows all and that we can trust with everything that is in us. Surrender your all to Him, and don't look back, for you've been summonded here by God, my friend, for such a time as this.
Do it ... afraid.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to be willing to follow Your voice and do Your will, despite our fears and questions. Calm us with Your love as You lead us. May Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.