“For such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
Most of us will recognize this phrase from Mordecai’s words to his cousin, Esther, asking the queen to approach King Xerxes in order to save the Jews. When I read the account recently, I was reminded of a similar life summary about David:
Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. (Acts 13:36)
Although they lived nearly 500 years and 900 miles apart, David and Esther had this in common – God had raised them up to fulfill HIS purposes during THEIR generation. Yes, they were amazing and unique individuals whom God had set apart for incredible purposes. Yet you are an amazing and unique individual as well. And there is little doubt that God still wishes to use individuals in THEIR generation to accomplish HIS purposes.
Friends, why can’t the people God uses today be you and me? In fact, if it’s not you and me – who will it be? This is your generation. This is your time – what will you do with it? What is God calling you to do for Him? –Dave
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