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?"
Esther 4:14, is a message Esther received from Mordecai concerning the future and well-being of her family and the challenges she would face if she decided to fight for them. God never says a word in the Book of Esther, however we know by faith that she had a personal relationship with Him and that also shows us that sometimes God is going to sit back and allow us to make life-changing decisions for ourselves and it's up to us to seek HIM and call upon Him while He is near. Esther had the weight of her lineage on her shoulders and she had to make some tough decisions concerning if 1.She was willing to put her life on the line to save her generation 2. Was the effort worth making the effort 3. Was this the calling God had placed on her life or man?
In 2012, we all will face the same challenges that Esther had to face and it is up to us to determine if we are going to sit and not say anything and allow our households to crumble, or if we are going to WOMAN and MAN UP and restore our families or allow the enemy to destroy us. Man has no power or say so on what God has called, appointed, and anointed for you to do! We all have been called to the kingdom for such a time as this, but we have to be mindful and wise and ensure that the timing is in the Will of God and not man. Man will set you up to do things on purpose to make you fail, but the purpose God has for you He does on purpose! We often question what God has called for us to do and how we are to use our gifts, talents, and precede with our goals. The "Answer Key" lies in PRAYER, PATIENCE, and PERSEVERANCE. Be blessed and encouraged in the Lord.