“Who knows but that you have come to your royal position – for such a time as this?”
The words echoed in my heart…
And I read ….
“Mordecai sent back this answer: ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 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 your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4)
How many years before had God sovereignly placed Esther close to the King as his favoured Queen, and placed Mordecai as her wise advisor – for such a time as this – to save His beloved people?
Where has He sovereignly placed you –
for such a time as this?
….. a time in which the entire world is on edge and fearful, utterly uncertain about the future. So many are wondering how they’re going to stay healthy, care and provide for themselves, their families, or their businesses. It’s a challenge the entire world is facing right now.
Initially Esther’s response was dismissive, like “But what can I do?”
11 “All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king.”
Is your response to the Corona Virus similar to Esther’s ….. “ But what can I do?”
Listen to Mordecais’s wise words for YOU …
“If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place”
God will surely bring relief and deliverance. We know He is a God who heals, saves, delivers, and makes a way where there seems to be no way.
But if you don’t step up now – He will raise up another in your place.
Who knows but that you have come to your royal position – for such a time as this?
When everyone is so focused on themselves, their health, their food, their toilet roll supply(????) sanitizing and washing (and rightly so) yet let us, as God’s people, realize this is the time to use our royal position, close to the King!
How can I serve and support and bless others in this time now?
How can I use my sphere of influence and reach to encourage, empower and help people?
What are the problems people I know are facing that I can help with?
What solutions can I provide for people looking for an answer to a way to cope?
NO! I’m not saying go out there and save the world – you will only add to the spread. But what CAN you do from where you are?
Pray – for the sick, the medical staff, leaders, decision makers, those struggling with being shut in…….?
Have Communion on behalf of others
Use your influence to encourage, bless, up lift
Use Social media to encourage and inspire others – don’t just pass on the alarming stuff
Forward a powerful Scripture
Send a personal message or prophecy to someone
Who do you need to forgive and release from judgement
How do you need to reach out to via Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp etc?
What relationships can you heal?
How can you use your skills, your training, your knowledge and wisdom to be a blessing in this time?
How can you be growing your skills and knowledge that God can increase your influence and blessing to others?
And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
How will you respond to this question?
Please pass this on to others who need “Tools to Thrive!” at this time.
Stay safe AT HOME and healthy.