Haman’s plan was not to just persecute the Jews; he set out to annihilate them. His hatred for Mordicai took such possession of his soul that he wanted Mordicai and all his people wiped from the face of the earth. Little did Haman know that Esther, the new queen, was a Jew. However, the position God gives us means nothing unless we use it for his purposes. Here are Mordicai’s words to Esther.
“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?”
Mordicai reminds us that God will get his work accomplished. Although our refusal to participate may be detrimental to us, he’ll find someone else to get the job done. But God places us in specific positions for strategic purposes. The all-powerful God chooses to use people in His sovereign work.
There is no doubt about it, God has placed YOU in a strategic position. No one has been gifted and resourced like you. No one else on earth has your network of family and friends. God has placed you right where you are for such a time as this. God wants to use you to accomplish his work! Don’t sit still or remain silent.
- Lord, give me the courage to use my position for your purposes.
- Help me be a parent who understands that I was placed on this earth and gifted with children for such a time as this.
Father, thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in eternal work. Give me the courage to stand up, speak out, and accomplish it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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