"And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14b NIV
Your dream of helping the people God laid on your heart is closer than you thought. Who is waiting for your wisdom earned in the heat of the fire? Who needs the hope you have after surviving the same circumstances? Is something stopping you from reaching them?
God laid on my heart 5 years ago to reach single moms and women who have felt defeated by fear with the hope found in Jesus, and to help them find financial freedom. 5 years flew by and I never felt equipped, but I found God waiting patiently for me to take action so He could equip me. Just like Esther, He put me in the perfect position to serve them, even without a clear view of how.
Esther took these actions to save the people of Israel from annihilation. I am taking these actions to develop my ministry for single moms. Join me - take these actions to start your ministry as well!
Do you or someone you love need God's gentle nudge to step out in faith? BELOW you'll see the products that have Esther 4:14 hidden in this design! Do you see it?
Who can you ask to pray for wisdom and strength for you? Who can you seek for insight and ideas? Esther asked all the Jews in Susa to fast with her, knowing that God is faithful in the fast. I have reached out for reinforcements as well. My dear friend who has spoken truth into my life has urged me to pursue this dream and not allow satan to snatch it from me, and agreed with me in prayer for the women who will be impacted by this ministry. Other friends have spoken wisdom and prayed as well, and are holding me accountable. Who makes up your team? Reach out to them today!
Seek the Lord in prayer and fasting. Ask Him for wisdom in how to proceed with your ministry. Esther and the Jews fasted for 3 days and 3 nights. Wow! I haven't tried fasting for that long, but any amount of fasting while seeking the Lord will be honored by Him. Fasting for a period of time will help you hear more clearly from God. Will you join me in prayer and fasting for our ministries?
Esther was so moved by her mission to save the people of Israel she trusted God and approached the king uninvited. She knew it was dangerous but her people were more important than her fear. Which fears are holding you back? Step out in faith that God has gone before you and will light the way as you move toward helping His people! If the fear doesn't subside, do it afraid! Fear held me back for 5 years. Fear of not having provision, fear of not being taken seriously, fear of not feeling equipped. Finally my dear friend said, "God's work will be done anyway. Someone else will do what you were called to do." That was enough motivation to step up and start this ministry and set aside the excuses. It's your time, too! How are you going to trust God in order to start your ministry?
I love Esther's story. She listened when Mordecai reminded her that God could use her circumstances to save her people. She feared the king's fury yet trusted God and stepped out in faith. I praise God that He has led me to do the same. How are you going to take this opportunity to serve His people? "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14b NIV.