“When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said, Mordecai sent her this message: “Don’t think that just because you live in the king’s house you’re the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.”
Esther 4:12-14 (The Message)
Have you ever heard this song? This morning, I heard it for the very first time. If I can be so bold, I must say it was quite prophetic. You see, this week I had a couple of life-giving conversations with trusted, godly influencers in my life. Each spoke and prayed the phrase “for such a time as this” over this season of my life. Reminding me of God’s call upon my life and to walk through the doors that He is opening.
You know, leadership comes in many ways and takes on many forms. Although we may not be in positional roles of leadership, we all have very specific influential roles of leadership in our everyday lives. Where are they? And with whom? Pray for God to reveal these opportunities to you. And don’t play it safe. Take risks. Pray for the faith and courage to step forward and speak out.
God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. And it is no coincidence where we find ourselves at this very moment on this very day. God will accomplish His purpose and plan for this world, but isn’t it amazing that he invites us to take part...for such a time as this!