Wednesday, 18 November 2015

For Such A Time As This!

Esther 4:14 - For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

This is truly one of my favorite scriptures since from like - BIRTH. Esther had a choice to make, to be used by God, fulfilling her life's purpose, or to perish without having accomplished absolutely anything for the Kingdom of heaven.

Esther was passing through the defining moment of her life, if we read a little bit before verse 14 we will see that Esther had her doubts that she, even being queen, would be able to complete God's purpose for her life during this time. But then the words of the wise Mordecai in verse 14 caused her to change her attitude! She did not want to die without having lived trying or completing her purpose in her lifetime! Then we see her saying…."if I perish, I perish"….she preferred to die trying and making her mark in her lifetime than doing nothing at all.

There are times when we come to a life-defining moment, where we need to make the decision to choose the calling or ignore it.
Each of us have a Godly purpose and plan for our lives. It is Gods desire that all of us to obey this calling, whatever it may be. But as the verse shows above, don't think that if you don't accept the calling on your life, the church will come tumbling down! Out of elsewhere God will chose another willing human being, to carry out his plan.  His plan will not get destroyed if we choose not to obey the calling on our lives, his plan will still be carried out but by another vessel.

There are many reason why we sometimes choose to ignore the voice of God but there is one particular reason which seems to ring time and time again in people I've come across. The reason is unable. In our minds we don't think we are capable enough to carryout God's plan and don't view things in the spiritual perspective! And guess what? You're right, we aren't capable enough on our own but with God (spiritual perspective) we are! God is not looking for "capable" people, he's looking for willing people. Why? Because our capabilities come from Him alone and no one else, so that only HE can get the glory……..2 Cor. 3: 5 - Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God… trust that your capacity to complete such a task will come from above.

For this hour, for this time, for this purpose you were created! You are on earth at such a time as this to complete a purpose now! It is not a coincidence that you are alive and well during this generation! You know what you were called to do. Don't ignore the voice of God when He calls for you, complete your purpose, if not, someone else will.  Don't turn your back on the privilege that God is giving you to use you for His glory.

There are people who work so hard to leave a their mark, legacy, footprints in this world! How great would it be if this generation would rise up and with the same passion and MORE to leave their mark, legacy and footprint in the spiritual realm. That truly the enemy could tremble everytime we wake up because he knows we are on a daily mission to complete our calling! All of God given ministries end in one great goal, winning souls for His Glory.

It would be great that when we pass away, we may be remembered for the impact and difference we made in the Kingdom of heaven. But most of all that God may be pleased in the life that we lived for Him. "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." - Revelation 21:12
A preacher once said," take care of God's business and he will take care of your business."  - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. - 1 Cor. 15:28
The time to start is now, will you obey the calling…Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

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