Monday, November 14, 2011

"Embrace your Now"

Esther 4:14, "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

We live in a society where everyone is running rampant and most don't recognize the voice of God or His will for our lives. There isn't partiality on God's part, but we often are impartial to the calling on our lives. We often are in expectancy of the "next big thing" in our lives and don't take the time out to embrace "our now." There are many lessons to learn and things to appreciate in our "now." Don't focus primarily on what God is going to do, instead thank Him for what He has already done and sit down and meditate on His Word and not the words of others. Esther had one year to prepare herself to fulfill the task God had predestined for her and she recognized the grandness of it. If she hadn't taken the time to humble herself and take heed to the counsel and instruction of the people God had placed in her inner circle-she faced being killed and her kin folks would have perished. "Now seasons" can be very trying times and you may not have much to work with or quality people in your inner circle to carry you through the tough trials and "stand still" situations, but I assure you God is there and is a very present help in times of trouble. Esther embraced her "now" in spite of her lack and short-comings. Because of her obedience and willingness to be used by God, according to Esther 4:17, the King did according to all that Esther commanded. Remember, preparation is never time wasted.

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