Are you unstoppable?
Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.” King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is he—the man who has dared to do such a thing?” Esther said, “An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!” Esther 7:3-6
Throughout the book of Esther, God’s name is never mentioned, however we discover the invisible, almighty God has been working behind the scenes on behalf of His people. I encourage you to read the whole book of Esther. It’s a short book in the Old Testament, only 10 chapters long.
The book relates the story of a Hebrew woman in Persia, known as Esther, who becomes queen of Persia and prevents the annihilation of her people. Esther and her cousin Mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the general eradication of Jews throughout the empire. The massacre had been plotted by the king’s chief minister, Haman, and the date decided by casting lots (purim). Instead, Haman was hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai, and, on the day planned for their annihilation, the Jews destroyed their enemies.
Esther actually waited years before she had the opportunity to face the King. She knew that she was there for God’s purposes, but she held on and trusted that the time would come for her to plead her case. God subtly set up situations, incidents, and events that worked to benefit those who loved and followed Him.
God is still working that way today, right now. If you are trusting and following Him, He is weaving the seemingly insignificant details of your life into His perfect plan for you. But He’s doing it anonymously, many times without your awareness or knowledge.
The thing I want to leave with you for our devotional today is for you to ask yourself: What has God called you to fight for? It could be fighting for a healthy marriage, friendships, physical or mental health, an increase in spiritual gifts, a social cause… anything.
Now, how can you partner with the timing and patience of the Lord to see it through? So many times, we want something to be resolved immediately, or tomorrow at the latest. But sometimes the Lord just needs us to work within His timing as He works it all out for our good. When we are willing to live by God’s timing instead of our own, we will be unstoppable!
Have a blessed day!