(Esther 4:14, NCV)
I sometimes forget God uses the unlikely to accomplish His will. What a great reminder because, honestly, most of the time I wouldn't choose me for my own team. But God sees people for their heart, and He places them in places that give them opportunity.
Esther was raised by her uncle, and she was chosen for a nationwide search for a new queen after the previous queen had been killed by her husband. You see, the king was afraid that his wife would empower wives and create marital unrest, so he had her taken care of. Is it any wonder that that Esther's uncle, Mordecai, told her not to tell anyone in the royal palace that she was a God-follower (Esther 2:10).
Yet time passed and the believers found themselves in a precarious situation, one that would mean the end to their people. Including Mordecai. Including Esther. And, so, it was Mordecai again who instructed Esther to speak up.
In Eccesiastes 3 we are reminded that there is a time and a season for everything. Sometimes we speak. Sometimes we refrain. May God give us the wisdom to know when to do each, and like Esther, may many people be saved as a result.
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