SUCH A TIME AS THIS

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14b

Have you ever considered that what you have been blessed with is so that you would be able to bless someone else?

It is safe to think that many of us would probably answer no to that question. If so, it doesn’t make you a terrible person but it might get you thinking about why are you blessed.

When good things and great things happen in our lives, we often receive them with excitement and appreciation but then never consider the purpose.

In the book of Esther, we find a Jewish man named Mordecai and his young cousin that he is raising like a daughter, Esther. She eventually becomes the queen to King Xerxes and the 127 provinces he rules over.

Mordecai and the people of Israel find themselves as targets of a noble named Haman basically because Mordecai will not kneel to him.

Haman actually makes a decree to have all the Jews throughout the provinces killed. When Mordecai finds out about this he goes to Esther, who is now queen, and pleads for her to help protect the Jewish people.

Initially she is hesitant and unsure that the king will even listen to her. However, Mordecai reminds her by saying, “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”. He gets her thinking that “maybe the reason the Lord has blessed me with this role and position is so that I can protect my people”.

Long story short, she goes to King Xerxes and request him to overrule the decree made by Haman in order to save the Jewish people in the land. He agrees to this and the people are no longer in danger because Esther was able to use her blessing to be a blessing of protection for others.

Where has the Lord brought you or what has the Lord blessed you with in order that you could help and serve someone else? Don’t forget that maybe you have been given great blessings, not just for yourself, but so that you can be part of a blessing to someone else.

 

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