When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 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 4:12-14 (NIV)
I have brought you to this place. I have put you in this position. I have you right where I want you. I’m not sure that I am understanding what you are saying to me. What are you saying to me? I want to use you right now. I want to use you right where you are. This is your time. This is the place. This is the time and place for what? This is the time and place for you to be a witness for me in the world. This is your time to be of service to me. Don’t say that you are not ready. Don’t think that you are not adequately prepared. You could always say that. You could always think that. It is a trick and a trap. With that line of thinking you will never be ready and fully prepared. Wouldn’t that be a tragedy? What’s that? Wouldn’t it be a tragedy if you never took a step of faith to go and do what I asked of you? Wouldn’t it be a disaster if you never allowed me to use you because you thought you were not ready and fully prepared. I could say this to you, you are like a baby eaglet that I want to kick out of the comfort of the nest. You will never be called an eagle until you learn to soar with me. Is that a metaphor that you can understand? Yes, I understand. Do you want to soar with me? Do you want to go and do what I ask of you? Do you want to be of service to me? Do you want to be a witness for me in the world? Do you want to bear fruit for my kingdom? Do you want to bring glory to my name? Imagine this, one day from heaven we will look back over your life. Would you like to hear me say, “Well done good and faithful servant?” Would you like to know that you went and did what I asked of you? That is the desire of my heart. Yes Lord, use me right now, right where I am. Yes, I will. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know that you have brought me to this place. You have put me in this position. I know that you want both the conduct of my life and the words of my mouth to be a bold witness for you. Help me to take a step of faith you. I am at your service. Use me now. Amen
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