“You are in the perfect place at the perfect time to do God’s perfect will.”
Facing the extermination of their people, a Jewish man and his niece, who now serves as queen, contemplate ways to save their captive people in a foreign land.
Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.” So Mordecai went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him. Esther 4:13-17
Today, how will I face my circumstances differently if I surrender to the possibility that I am in the perfect place, at the perfect time, to do God’s perfect will? How will I adapt to the trials of this day if I stop fighting the moment and consider that I was made for such a time as this? And how will my response change if I face the dilemmas placed before me today with a spirit that says, “If I must die, I must die.”?
What if I look to God and say, “If my son must die, he must die”?
Lord God, my Almighty,
I ask you to be here with me Lord, help me. Help me to live in my moment today embracing the blessings and the trials. Help me to live my purpose in life and death. Show me how to give you the glory in both.