God is calling you to action for such a time as this. Ladies, are you ready to step into the spiritual battlefield which surrounds us? Or are you waiting for someone else to take the lead?
Esther 4:14 began as a whisper this year and has swelled to a battle cry of God’s people.
It’s a scary, exciting, and ministry-empowering verse that still carries as much impact today as it did back then. A call for God’s people to act.
2020 has been a year for the books. It’s been a time of loss for many, but it’s also been a time when even more have found something that was missing in their lives. We’ve discovered what it’s like to live in the midst of the power of God.
He’s already accomplished things individually that we never imagined.
We’ve been able to master tasks and situations we’d never have tackled if God hadn’t allowed these events to unfold.
And now He’s calling on us to allow Him to accomplish even more.
He wants to work through His people to spread His truth. Two stories are being written about this time, and only one of them is true.
As women and ministry leaders, we have God’s Spirit within us, and we are a vital part of His plan. He’s set each of us in a unique situation within a community that needs His truth spoken with clarity and love.
Now is not the time to second-guess God’s divine calling. Instead we must stand on His promises. He’s recorded them in His Word, and He’s whispered personal promises into every soul.
The enemy is working overtime to cultivate weeds of doubt and fear to choke out the vines that God has planted to bear fruit. Satan is seeking to cripple those whom God is calling.
So we stand at a crossroad.
We can choose to move forward in God’s power, walking into impossible situations and allowing Him to work. Or we can huddle in fear, feeding our insecurity.
Now is the time for boldness and confidence.
Not in ourselves—never that. But it’s time to walk in faith because God is able, and He has chosen to work through us. No matter how inadequate we feel, it’s not our power that’s going to accomplish His purposes. It’s our obedience and willingness to be used by Him.
God has issued the call for His people to go forward with Him. Just as He did in the days of the prophet Isaiah when he cried,
“Here I am, send me.” To the days when Jesus called His disciples. To the words recorded for us in Matthew 13:52 (NIV)
He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
You see, God chose you for such a time as this. You are His cadre of teachers, His spokeswomen. You have been allowed to live in this momentous time to illuminate the great and mighty things the Lord has done in the past to save His people and the new things He is doing today.
God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. But His word tells us For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19 NLT)
It’s time for His army of Esthers to arise!
Have you accepted God’s commission? Can you choose to rest in His perspective and timing? Will you use God’s Truth to strengthen your personal story and season your conversations and your ministry?