For Such a Time as This
In the Old Testament, Esther was placed in a specific place, position, and situation. She was positioned to save her people and didn’t really realize the placement of God until her cousin Mordecai told her that she was the queen for SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
If you noticed from my last blog, I’m at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to future decisions. As I allow others to advise me and give me their opinions I feel the push. The push I am experiencing now is to be an RA. There are a lot of hesitance on my part because of personal issues, preset plans and other opportunities. Of course, I would be struggling with this decision (as I ruled it out earlier this year) as SCOUT was about to happen. I even had a freshman-to-be tell me he would love to have me as an RA. He wouldn’t leave it alone about being an RA over the next 15 hours. If I always listened to what people told me I should do, I might be in jail! So, I took it for what it was. There are also a few other little indications from people; people asking if I’m going to do it or telling me I should! I am of course looking for God in all of this and wanting Him to have control.
I was once offered these wise words. Whenever the future looks uncertain and don’t know what to do and don’t want to make the wrong decision tell God, “I want to honor you. This is where I am feeling the pull. I am going to pursue this and if you have other plans, just slam the door in my face.” Once again, don’t let the fear of failure leave you empty. Either you’ll be happy from success or wise from failure.
In all things, listen for God and His direction. He will place people who have a word for you to know. 2 Timothy 1:7 says that we have NOT been given a spirit of timidity, but one of courage. God will place people to encourage, direct, and empower you.
Whenever you feel the push or pull, explore and inquire deeper. Who knows, you may in a certain position for such a time as this. After all, the people who achieve extraordinary heights are ordinary people just doing a little extra.
Keep on and keep God,