For Such A Time As This

“If you keep silent at this time, liberation and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father’s house will be destroyed. Who knows perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14 HCSB

When I accepted a position with Lifeway Christian Resources as an editor of youth Bible study materials, it required that we move to the Nashville area. First we looked in the Franklin area but could not find a suitable home. We then explored homes in the Hendersonville area and even had contracts on two different homes that fell through due to some unexpected structural circumstances. Time for school to begin was quickly approaching and we needed to find a home so our children could get established in a new school. Reluctantly, we looked in the Murfreesboro area where we finally found a home. At the time, little did I know that four years later I would become the Minister of Education and Administration for Belle Aire Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. God knew that I would be there and made sure we relocated to that area four years earlier so my children would not need to move again.

God always knows what is best for His children. He places people in the right place at the right time to accomplish His will. Mordecai encouraged Esther to go before the king with her request. He recognized God’s hand in Esther being selected as the queen. God had placed her in her royal position for such a time as this so she could be a part of God’s plan to save the Jewish people.

Challenge: When you wonder why God has you in a certain place or situation, do not worry or complain, but rather thank Him for His love and protection, knowing you are exactly where He can best use you. God has a plan to prosper you and not to harm you. (Jeremiah 29:11). Listen to the song “Trust His Heart” as sung by Cynthia Clawson and Wayne Watson on YouTube at

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