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For such a Time as This!

the-eleventh-hour-758723_640 (1)Do you know that God can place you in a strategic position so that you can help His people at the right time? Some people are ignorant of this, so they miss their opportunity to help when it was in the power of their hands to do so.

What do you think will happen to those people who neglected their opportunity? Do you think that God will postpone His plans because you refuse to obey his words?

To receive your answers let us examine a story from the Bible.

The king of Persia needed to crown a new queen so he announced that he would have a beauty pageant among all the young beautiful virgins. The girl whom he selected would be crown queen.

Esther was a young Jews, and she was part of this pageant. However, her uncle who raised her told her that she should not reveal her identity.

God gave Esther grace and beauty, and the king chose her to be his queen. Of course, Esther was excited to be the queen of Persia, but she did not know that this was not her destiny. God was positioning her  for ‘such a time as this.’

When it was time for Esther to help her people she became afraid and began to make excuses. Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, sent her a stern warning and the following is what he told her.

Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the King’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silence 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 4:13-14).

The above passage answers all my questions at the beginning of this post. The above words are also directed to you if you are refusing to help the needy.

Always give a helping hands. Image courtesy of

Always give helping hands. Image courtesy of

Nothing can hinder the plan of God, so if you refuse to obey His words He will provide deliverance for the needy from another source, and you and your Father’s house will perish. These words are harsh but the spoken word of God cannot return to Him void but must come to pass.

Although Mordecai raised Esther, the curse was pronounced on Esther and her birth Father’s household, not Mordecai, if she refused to obey God.

Esther was a smart young lady and she immediately recognized the gravity of the situation, but she also realized that she did not have the physical capability to carry out God’s command.

She requested that the Jews and her servants joined her in prayer and fasting so that she would gain courage and strength to obey God’s word.

Esther was, therefore, able to go to the king uninvited and plea for the salvation of her people. The king could not withdraw his decree, so he gave the Jews permission to defend themselves.

It is my hope that we all would ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment so that we could recognize the position that God placed us in his kingdom, and we would rise to any occasions to help the people of God.

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Do not judge the person by their outward position. Their physical appearance may seem deprived and pathetic, but their present situation does not determine their future. There will always be a switch in life, and you may one day need the help of those whom you can help now.

My prayer and desire are that all women seek the Lord to know their position and be prepared to move at the right time.

Mothers, ladies may you continue to receive great favors and blessings from the Lord.



  1. Yes..and when we think of just what our roles may be….
    Consider the Judge Deborah….and the “woman of the tent” Jael.

    There are two women named as being blessed in the bible.

    One is the mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Mary…or rather, Miriam (which is her proper name) … “Blessed among women.” Luke 1:28

    The other…is Jael. A Kenite woman. “Blessed ABOVE women…Blessed above the women in the tent!” Judges 5:24-27.
    (Deborah sings her praises in “The song of Deborah.”)

    No matter what a woman’s stature is in this world…The Lord has a “way” of selecting the right person….for His work to be accomplished.

    At the right time.

    In…HIS preferred manner.

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  2. Oh, and it should be added….that this story of Deborah and Jael….might seem offensive to many who live today.
    But to those who trust and believe that the bible is written “to us and for us” …will be able to read this tale of old…put it into perspective; consider the times in which it was written…and realize that Jael’s act saved Israel from her oppressor…just as it was prophesied. (That a woman would be used by God to achieve His goal for Israel.)
    We may not fully understand what was written before….but we are to trust that it is written for our edification and further understanding. So says the Apostle Paul.

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    • Hi Louise
      thank you for your wise input on this blog. As you rightly said some people may not understand the role of Jael because it appeared as if she was a traitor, but her act help the Israelites gained victory over the enemies. Another unlike woman whom God used was Rahab who was a harlot.
      In those days, the warfare was physical.
      in our society today we are not fighting against flesh and blood because our warfare is spiritual. Hence, as long as you make yourself available to God he will use you. Sometimes we will not be able to understand how God works we just need to trust him. Thank you and God bless you.


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