You were born for such a time as this…

Esther.

I cannot move past this book in the Bible.

There are SO many revelations to grab and I have a new one every time I read it.

Wanna talk about someone who had a hard life, even if she did end up the Queen?

Let’s talk about Esther:

First of all, she was an orphan.

She was the daughter of Abihail, who was the uncle of Mordecai.

Mordecai, Esther’s cousin, took her in and raised her as his own.

So, she was an orphan being raised by her cousin.

And her cousin loved her as her father.

Secondly, due to her beauty, she was taken into King Xerxes’s harem.

The Bible says that she went through a year of beauty treatments prior to being sent to the king’s bed.

So, she was sent to his “bed” then moved to the part of the harem where all the other “wives” were.

She couldn’t even see the king unless he enjoyed her company and requested to see her again.

Luckily, she won his audience again and the Bible says that King Xerxes was so pleased with her, that he put the crown on her head, making her queen.

Queen Esther must have had quite the life, huh?

Not really.

The king’s right hand man, Haman, had it out for her people. Why? Well, her stubborn (rightly so) Uncle Mordecai refused to bow down to him and Haman was racist.

Racist?

Yes, he hated the Jews. Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites, who were ancient enemies of the Israelites (AKA the Jewish race).

So, his racism ran deep. For generations he heard of the Jews and what all they had done to his people and what his people had done to them. Nevermind the fact that they were God’s chosen people. And that’s why Haman wanted all the Jewish people dead, not just the one that wouldn’t bow down to him…

So, there’s Esther the queen.

A Jew.

About to be slain, unless she could gain an audience with her husband, the King.

The weight of her ENTIRE population was on her shoulders and her Uncle Mordecai’s comforting words: “you were born for such a time as this”.

Wow.

What’s your circumstance that you’re letting hold you back?

Did you have a crappy childhood?

Were you abused?

Orphan?

Marital problems?

Addiction?

Mental issue?

What’s your circumstance?

Facing adversity?

Fear?

Anger?

Depression?

Rage?

What’s your circumstance?

What’s the one thing that’s in your way, that if you could just overcome it, get around it, LET GO OF, you could move in to “such a time as this”?

You’re not an accident.

God will use you. RIGHT. WHERE. YOU. ARE.

Stop thinking you’re not good enough.

Your circumstances do not control your future.

You were born…

For such a time as this…

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One thought on “You were born for such a time as this…

  1. Wow. So good! I’ve been meaning to post on this exact same topic too! God has a perfect purpose for each one of us to fulfill and none of our limitations matter to Him because He is limitless in His ability to do amazing things through ordinary people.

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