Scripture Reading: Esther 4:14
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?
Reflections: Esther, by divine favor won the contest to become the queen of the Persian Kingdom. As she enjoyed the protocols of this new and lifted up life, she soon discovered its real purpose when calamity hit her kinsmen. Haman had planned to exterminate the whole Jewish race in the Persian Kingdom. To reverse this evil decree, Mordecai had approached her and asked for her intervention. As she tried to back out of the mission, the words of Mordecai ‘ who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? ‘ sent her into deep thoughts. This moved her into action which brought salvation to the Jews. We are not promoted in life or lifted up just to enjoy better living. The niceties of a promoted life is only a side issue. The very purpose behind every favor you enjoy must be identified and fulfilled.
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to live a life where I seek to identify and execute the main reason behind the favors I enjoy.
Confession: I will not just enjoy life whenever I encounter a lifting up. I will seek to identify and execute any divine reason behind it.