For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV)
Here I am. I am watching. I am waiting. I am ready to be used by you, as your instrument. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I will not hesitate. I will not make excuses. I will jump at the chance to serve you. Don’t think that you will have to wait too long. Don’t think that you will need to go too far. Why is that? I have placed you right where you are. You will have plenty of opportunities to serve me right here and right now. How will I know when and where and how you want to use me? If you are truly watching and waiting and ready to serve me, your opportunities to serve me will become quite obvious to you. Is that right? Yes, it is. I am so glad to hear that. Why is that? I thought maybe I had been set on the shelf. I thought maybe I would be of little use to you. I thought maybe I had missed my time or lost my opportunity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing could be a more deceptive lie from the devil. I have been preparing you for my use. I have given you many gifts and talents and abilities with which you can serve me. I will use you to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. For that, I am so thankful. I have no greater desire than to be used by you. I want to go and do all that you ask of me. It will be my joy and pleasure to serve you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. That is very good. But I must tell you something. What’s that? You already are being used by me. You have already been bearing fruit for my kingdom and bringing glory to my name. You are already going and doing what I have asked of you. Really? Yes, really. Be encouraged. Be lifted up. Be strengthened. That is such good news to hear. But be ready. Why is that? Greater opportunities for you to serve me are coming. Use every opportunity I give you. Make the best use of the time, that is coming to you. Don’t let any opportunity slip by you. Don’t let any opportunity go to waste. I won’t Lord. Help me to be faithful. Help me to say yes to everything you ask of me. You will have my help. I will work in and through you. You will accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. You will continue to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, thank you for placing me right where I am. You have given me unique opportunities to serve you here and now. Help me to go and do all that you ask of me. Help me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Fruitfully use me in your service. Amen
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