For Such a Time Like This!
It sounds somehow to hear some believers going through a particular ordeal that is not comfortable for them and tend to forget about God’s compassion and love for them. Hence, they start complaining and making reference to their previous life. Forgetting that was what made the Israelite spent forty years in the wilderness instead of forty days.
Either you are in a gloomy, rosy, and wealthy or a wretched, unhappy, moody position. Remember that every stage of life is for a purpose. Don’t assume that because you are too smart, that is why you are blessed or attain a good job. Do not let your perspective of the current condition diminished the purpose of God in your life. Try to find out God’s motive for the current level of your life.
Mordecai told Esther, “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 house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
God set Esther up to the position of a queen to be an advocate for the children of Israel, but she is not aware of the purpose not until Mordecai narrated it through the wisdom of God. From that point forward, queen Esther realigned herself with the word of God and prayer. She was able to use her power to fulfill the purpose of God after identifying the purpose of her being a queen. It is an opportunity.
Be faithful to this simple question; the present stage you are, why has God put you there, what does God want you to learn from there? You are not reading this devotion, but you are reading because God wants to do something unique with your current position (Good or bad) “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
1. Father, thank you for opening my understanding of your will through this devotional.
2. O Lord, when others are laughing or lamenting because of the situation they are going through, help me find out your will in the situation in Jesus’ name.