Today I was reminded about Esther. It was very refreshing to hear the story repeated, to hear how one young girl in a strange land was able to encourage an entire race of people to go into prayer TOGETHER, for the common good. It was great to be reminded of what her uncle said to her when she doubted her ability:
“If you keep quiet now, help and freedom for the Jews will come from another place. But you and your father’s family will all die. And who knows, maybe you have been chosen to be the queen for such a time as this.””
Esther 4:14 ERV
Look at where you are in your life (I’m preaching to myself here), are you feeling confused, uninspired, broken, alone or unsure of your next steps? You are not alone, many people feel this way as they wait on the Lord to lead and guide them to the next steps in the journey. Stop 🛑, ask yourself has The Lord been talking to you but You’re afraid to listen? As yourself if the Holy Spirit has been nudging you but you keep thinking your tripping?
Don’t allow your fear of the unknown to stop you from trusting a God who has proven himself over and over and over. Even if he hasn’t done anything in your life, look at what he did for so many, he guided Moses to lead the Israelites out of bondage. He kept Daniel from
being eaten in the lions den, he kept me from losing my mind when my whole world crashed on me. He kept me in perfect peace when I lost my mother and my father. He made a way when I was lost .. I’ll bet you could think of many times he was there for you to.
Don’t let the enemy convince you that you are alone or not good enough.
“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?””
Hebrews 13:6 NIV
“He is my Rock, the only one who can save me. He is my high place of safety, where no army can defeat me. My victory and honor come from God. He is the mighty Rock, where I am safe.”
Psalms 62:6-7 ERV
“Lord, your faithful love reaches to the sky. Your faithfulness is as high as the clouds. Your goodness is higher than the highest mountains. Your fairness is deeper than the deepest ocean. Lord, you protect people and animals. Nothing is more precious than your loving kindness. All people can find protection close to you.
The fountain of life flows from you. Your light lets us see light. Continue to love those who really know you, and do good to those who are true to you.”
Psalms 36:5-7, 9-10 ERV
Just remember that whatever he is calling you to do, he has equipped you to do and made provision for you to do it . Leap out on faith ..
“God is the one who saves me. I trust him, and I am not afraid. The Lord YAH is my strength. He saves me, and I sing songs of praise about him. ””
Isaiah 12:2 ERV