What keeps you going when you are tired of just going, going, going? Do you keep pressing forward for duty, for love, or out of necessity? What happens when you feel that you've been put in an impossible situation where you are the only one keeping things together? Do you valiantly trudge forward giving it your all or do you give up because the situation appears impossible anyway?
(After my last post of the 22 questions, I thought I'd just give you readers some of my own questions. Just kidding. Now back to being serious.)
In my study that I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was also reminded of the story of Esther and how she became queen and eventually saved her people, the Jews, from impending genocide. So vividly I hear the advice of her cousin Mordecai to a young and scared newly "queened" Esther that she needed to stand up for her people because she was the only one who could save them. Let's listen in:
Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if they altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then there shall enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:13-14)
Brothers and sisters, we are in God's kingdom for such a time as this. Doesn't that give you goosebumps? It does me. When I think of the events of this past year and how I came to be in the place I am, I am floored. Floored! Things happened in my life this past year, a lot of them not pleasant, for such a time as this. What time is it in your life? Why are you in your job or not in your job? Why are you sick or why is your friend sick? Why are you the only one left standing when everyone else has fallen down? .... For such a time as this.
We all have a glorious purpose planned by God Himself if only we would just listen to that small voice inside us and do what it says by faith. Just remember that if God got you into it, then God will get you through it. What are you waiting for?