Posts Tagged ‘Queen Esther’

For Such a Time as This

February 1, 2010

This has been one of my favorite Bible quotes for some time.  It’s so amazing to me how God uses the most unlikely people to fulfill his desires. Queen Esther’s story is especially close to my heart as she was an orphan who obeyed and SAVED her people…. from death.  Not just from suffering, or torture, or plague, or some other Old Testament trial…. DEATH! 

A few times in my life I have felt the presence of God breathe on to me when I was in the midst of a “such a time as this” moment.  I’m in the midst of one of those miraculous moments right now.  I feel unworthy to tackle the task ahead.  I don’t want to be overwhelmed or all consumed.  But I want to do what I’m suppose to do.  No, I’m not saving my people from death….(who are my people, anyway?  Not sure.)  But a gargantuan opportunity has surfaced and I’m willingly stepping through open doors.

As I lay in bed last night with wide eyes staring at the ceiling in shock/wonder/fear/trepidation/shock/shock/shock, my husband infused me with strength and support, as he is sooooo gifted at giving, with the simple words, “If not you, then who???”  I had no answer.  Probably because I don’t know anyone else crazy enough to accept the challenge and then actually rise to it!

Funny thing is, I remembered something today that was remarkable.  I had a dream about this seven or eight years ago, but dismissed it as one of “those” dreams…. the ones that follow spicy pepperoni pizza, or corndogs from the county fair.   I haven’t even thought of that dream for years and years.  Mainly because it is so OUT there…. in the It-Would-Take-God-to-Pull-this-Off realm.  It’s amazing to me how the Lord gives us glimpses of a few of the puzzle pieces of our life fitting together every now and again.

I can’t wait to share it with ya’ll!  It might be several weeks before the creases are ironed out and it goes public, but until then, please pray for our direction to be God’s desire!