Confidence in God’s Calling

by Carolyn Hope

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?” (Esther 4:13-14)

This is a very critical scene in the story of Esther. Haman had set a date to annihilate the Jews, and time was ticking. Mordecai had urged Esther to go before the king and plead the case of her people. When she raised objections, he responded with the words above. This situation was not at all about whether the Jews would be saved; it was about whether Esther would be the one to save them.

Esther 4:14 is one of the most quoted Scriptures, and for good reason. It oozes confidence and destiny. In the context of this story, Mordecai believed that Esther was put into her position as queen providentially and with a purpose. He was confident in the call God had placed on her life.

God created you for a reason. He made you and shaped you for the moment you are facing. He has always had a plan for you. You don’t need to doubt yourself because your Father has prepared and equipped you for this very moment. You are enough for the battles you must fight. You have the strength to climb the mountain set before you. You were made for such a time as this.

Even when your life seems routine and mundane, know that God is using you. If He doesn’t seem to be moving in your life, you can trust that He’s doing something. Don’t waste your life waiting for that one big moment. Let yourself be trained now for what is coming. Seek the Lord and follow His ways. Listen to His heart. You will be ready when the test comes.

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