Your Specific Purpose for This Very Occasion

Esther 4:13-14  13Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?

Today as I was meditating on the life of Esther, I began to think of the beautiful people in my life. The sweet lady who gives me manicures who always has a smile on her face and an encouraging word on her lips; the mother and daughter who run the local radio station who, no matter how busy they might be, always take time out of their schedule to give me a hug and a smile; the amazing young lady who works for our church who is filled with such talent, ability and anointing that she brings me to a new level; my mother and my mother-in-law who are filled with such wisdom that I can only hope to be like them; I could go on for days mentioning all of the wonderful people I have the privilege of knowing.  You might be wondering what this has to do with Esther?  They are all different and they each have a specific purpose in my life.

You may have heard the story of Esther- the young girl who became queen and saved her people from death. In verse 14 her uncle Mordecai tells her- Who knows, but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion. Each one of us has a specific role in God’s kingdom, and no one is greater than the other. The person who works in the children’s ministry is just as important as the pastor of the church. The one who cleans the sanctuary is just as important as the worship leader. The ladies who cook food for the homeless are equally as valuable as the traveling minister who is bringing revival wherever he goes. No matter what part you play, you are in His kingdom for this very occasion and for this very time. Whether you are a mom taking care of your children, a businesswoman (or man) working in the office all day, a landscaper, a handyman, a preacher, a teacher, or a retiree sitting on the beach, you have a purpose, a destiny and a calling. Take the time to realize that you are important, that you matter, and that what you do could help save a nation. Don’t think of yourself as less than you are. Ask God to give you guidance, direction and a renewed sense of purpose. Today I speak Mordecai’s words to you-Who knows, but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.

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