For Such a Time as This
Updated: Nov 16, 2020
In this day and time of uncertainty and change, we have been called to do something. Maybe you feel that undeniable push into purpose for such a time as this.
As always, I wait for God to give me something each week to write and to share with others. Something that will give hope and that will encourage and give someone a push. I love the conversations with my friends and people that I coach because it always prompts me to dig deeper in the word of God. I am pretty sure my friend will read this and will not mind me sharing what we discussed ( I got permission, lol) . I recalled a time that I was visiting with her and there were a bunch of "starter" plants that have grown roots in the glasses and little vases of water. They were ready to be planted. It bothered me because I could not understand why they were not given their new home so that they can flourish and grow. I mentioned it to her and gave her my perspective on what I witnessed.
I informed her that this was a symbolism of what was going on in her life and asked "Why are you not planting these plants? These ideas, these gifting's, these projects?"
I am an avid believer that what goes on in the natural is a symbol of something going on spiritually. We just have to be sensitive when it happens to detect it. She had the pots, the soil, but did not plant them. She had what it took but did not complete what needed to be completed in order for the plans to grow.
Who knows if these plants are needed to plant for such a time as this? Who knows if the idea, the gifting's, the projects are needed to go forth for such a time as this?
I am reminded of Esther in the Bible when I hear, " For such a time as this".
Specifically in Esther 4:14:
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 your royal position for such a time as this?”
I studied the meaning of the name Esther and it is Persian for "Star". Ironically It is similar to myrtle which is a plant with tiny flowers like stars in the night sky. Esther's original name is Hadassah which in Hebrew means myrtle as well. Mordecai instructed Esther that they (King Xerces and his court) could not know she was Jewish, thus the name change. But even in the name, it is a plant that resembles a star. Esther was meant to be planted so that she could shine. So that she could be the LIGHT. (Jesus!)
You have to know that whatever God wants you to do. Your purpose, your assignment, the ideas, the projects are here to offer relief, deliverance, and help for God's people. Its more than just riches and comforts. Its about what is needed in this time. The scripture basically even states that if you do not do it at this time, what God's people need will come from another place. BUT! you are at risk of putting yourself and your family in jeopardy. Jeez!
What God wants to do with you is powerful beyond your belief. Don't minimize the work and the position that God has you in. Don't get comfortable in the elevation, the status, the perks and forget that there is work to do. Don't forget that you have to be planted so that you can be the Light amongst men.
Don't be fearful. Go forth! This is the time. A time such as this.