Ab·i·gail (b-gl): Joy Of The Father

Sunday, August 1, 2010

For Such a Time as This

The other day, I was considering a verse in one of my favorite books in the Bible. "And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" -Esther 4:14. I have always liked this verse. Mordecai was encouraging Esther to have the courage to stand up for her people, telling her that perhaps that was the very reason God had placed her in her position as queen- so that she might deliver the Jewish people.

But then I began to think about how this verse can be applied to our lives today. If we really think about it, as daughters of Christ, that makes us princesses. We, therefore, are in a royal position. What does the verse tell us? That perhaps God has placed us in our royal positions for such a time as this. He doesn't expect us to just sit around in our princess-ship, he expects us to use that power for his good and his glory. This can also be applied to the specific places we are currently in in our lives. God has placed us there for a reason. Whether it seems a royal position or not, who is to say he has not placed us there for such a time as this?

~Brooke Reninger


  1. I was just listening to a cd of a talk the Botkin sisters gave at a Father/Daughter Tea. They were talking about being princesses but not in the vapid and vain spoiled way our culture likes to think about them. Your article reminded me of their talk and that we must be about the Lord's business. The times need us, we need to show Christ to a lost world and not just be

  2. Sounds like a good talk! I have not heard any of their CDs before.