“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).
The Bible records that a certain man by the name of Haman masterminded a conspiracy against the Jews while they were in captivity. Being the Prime Minister, he was able to convince the King that it was necessary to annihilate the Jewish people. But by this time, a young Jewish girl by the name of Esther had been chosen as queen of the reigning king, Ahaseurus.
When her uncle, Mordecai heard about it, he sent her this message: “who can say but that God has brought you into the palace for just such a time as this?” In other words, he was letting Queen Esther know that she came into Ahaseurus palace at the right time—for the purpose of saving God’s people. At the risk of her life, Esther took up the challenge and ensured Haman’s plan was foiled. She proved that her being in the palace at such a time in the history of the Jews was a product of divine destiny; it was to save the Jewish race from being annihilated by Haman.
Years ago, as a teenager I would say over and over again, “The world needs me! I was born as the answer to the cry of millions!” I knew that I came at the right time to impact this generation and my life has been programmed in that direction ever since. There’s a reason you weren’t born a century ago or a century from now; God purposed and planned that you would come in this generation, to be the answer to the cry of many in your world.
Just like Esther, you were born for such a time as this—you came at the right time. You came as the answer to the cry of many. You’re God’s agent of salvation in a hurting world. When you have this kind of mentality, you’ll live as a helper and lifter of others. Remember, your life is for the salvation of souls!
I declare that I was born as the answer to the cry of millions all around the world. God saw their pain and need and sent me to be a fountain of salvation and a problem-solver! With the help of the Holy Spirit, I’m living as God’s agent of salvation in a hurting world, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
1 John 3:8
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )