"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14-15).
A friend emailed me the verse above. Beautiful, isn't it. Esther, literally, risked her life to go before the king to save her people. She was called, and she went. She did not have to know the outcome, all she had to know was the God who called her. Esther knew who she was, but more importantly, she knew whose she was. How the story would have changed for the Jews had Eshter chosen silence and safety. Eye opening isn't it?
Go where you are called. I think in Christian circles, we hear that a lot, we have our own versions of pep rallies for this subject, but are we doing it? Are we moving and walking where we are called? Sometimes, we just have to keep moving forward with the faith to know God is there, guiding, protecting, and teaching. There are moments we know beyond a shadow of a doubt we are where we are meant to be. And others, doubts linger. But still, we go.
Last week, as I was wrapping up a session with a client, he looked at me and said, "You are doing what you are meant to do. You are good at this. Yep, you are right where you should be." Let me be very honest with you, that comment caused a smile to spread across my face. Is it because I was just dying to hear positive feedback? No. It was simply nice to hear the confirmation, from a living breathing person. I know God has me in this job for a specific reason. I know I am doing what I am supposed to do, even though I know there is more to come and more areas to expand. However, to receive the comment I did just reminded me God is doing a good thing. He always has been. And He always will.
God cannot stop being who He is. Period. His character does not changed based on the reactions of His people (and everyone shouted, "AMEN!"). Jesus is the great high priest, and since priests are men of prayer, Jesus is praying for us, continually. Have you ever stopped to think about that? The one who came as a living sacrifice, who is seated at God's right hand, prays on our behalf. Yea, let that soake in and wash over you for a moment.
Go where you are called. Will it be easy? No. Will it work out just as planned? Maybe not. Will it be worth it? Every.single.time.