Are you here for a time such as this?
There is a famous story about an orphaned girl who through devastating life circumstances overcame insurmountable odds. Because of her innate beauty, she was chosen over every other girl in the kingdom to be queen. Within the royal court, greed and corruption caused the king to be deceived into issuing an edict that would soon eliminate an entire race – the queen’s race. Not understanding why she was in this predicament, her surrogate father sent her these encouraging words, “Maybe you have come to this royal position for such a time as this.”
In risking her own life, she seized an opportunity to have the king’s ear. Upon enlightenment, he immediately issued countermeasures that would not only save an entire race, but also eliminate the kingdom’s source of corruption. The good guys won that day.
This is my synopsis of the biblical story about Esther, who became queen of Persia. And like her, many of us have overcome insurmountable odds to be where we are today. We have each faced challenges and found ourselves burdened with how to carry on as we seek to do what’s best not only for ourselves and family, but also our church, community, and the world in which we live.
Maybe you, like Esther, are unsure of why you are in the position you are today. However, it is possible that if you look around, there’s someone close by who might be able to benefit from what you’ve learned. More and more of the good guys out there need help in just getting through one more day. Maybe you are just that person who can help and are here for such a time as this.
We are the good guys. And one day, whether near or far, we too hope to be able to leave our mark on the world, making it a different place, a better place, for generations to come.
Helping others find significance,
“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:5-8