Deep breath in. With what seems to be the weight of the world on her shoulders, she marched forward not sure of the outcome. . .
People grapple with decisions every day. Choices that make us question is this or is this not the right time or thing for me to do at this very moment. After all, these daily decisions and choices we make don’t stay within the premise of the day. Rather, they are far more reaching and can become a foreteller of what our future will be tomorrow.
Nevertheless, Queen Esther refused to fight with the what-ifs of life. She didn’t hesitate about the next step she had to take. She prayed. She fasted. With great resolve and determination, her heart was ready to go see the king (see the story of Esther in the Bible).
Imagine a race, if you will. There you are at the starter’s block and the gun raises to sound the time to go. If there be just a moment of hesitation the race would already be lost and one cannot claim the victory at the end.
The question is are we ready? Do we have hearts that are fixed and minds made up with the same determination and resolve to go at the sounding of our time?
Queen Esther did. She was a woman ready. She would do what she had to do to save her people, even if it cost her life. But, she didn’t let fear have its way. Through the court gates she went, approaching the king, where her readiness of heart and mind gained her the victory.
Male or female. Be determined in where God is calling you for such a time as this. Be ready to step out in faith and believe that you will see the victory in the end. Now, go.