The Power of Faith: For Such a Time as This
Esther 4:9-(14)-17

Esther 4:9-14 AMP

[9] And Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai. [10] Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mordecai, saying, [11] All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any person, be it man or woman, who shall go into the inner court to the king without being called shall be put to death; there is but one law for him, except him to whom the king shall hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. But I have not been called to come to the king for these thirty days. [12] And they told Mordecai what Esther said. [13] Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. [14] For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?

The book of Esther reminds us of a time when things look like they are going well, then, somebody took aside and to us a truth.  At first, many of us don’t want to accept it, but, then, that truth keeps coming up.  Whether we accept that truth or not, it continues until you give attention to it.

Mordecai told Esther a truth, in her eyes she had not known anything negative about Haman (being in the palace); reality came to her, Mordecai said, look don’t think because you live in the palace, that this death sentence for all Jews will not fall on you too.  You can either do nothing or do something; remember God will save the Jews, with or without your help.
Esther was reminded where she came from; Mordecai appealed to her family loyalty.  She realized had he not taken her in, she would not be in positioned for the palace, nor the queen (which came to her by divine providence).  She then appealed to the heart of God by fasting and praying.

Right now, consider what you have done for Christ.  Consider where you are in Christ.  It’s okay that we made mistakes, it’s okay that we have made foolish choices; God is still God.

Three things to consider:

1.  Sometimes God will set or position you for the deliverance of someone else
ex. Joseph childhood dreams came true,  before that, God had to prepare  him , in today’s terms, he needed to be “made”

2. Living a selfless life esteeming others over yourself will always change the  game; ex. Jesus, Paul, David
why David, because he honored King Saul, even when he tried to kill him.

3.  We have a responsibility God , the church, and to others
-we all must make the decision to change things; God has positioned us  to change the world, change your family
What ever God has assigned you to, do it , even if you are afraid, STILL DO IT!!!  God want to use you right now!