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Those “Things” aren’t just Happening by Chance


Esther 2:21-23

In those days, as Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.  And this came to the knowledge of Mordecai, and he told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai. When the affair was investigated and found to be so, the men were both hanged on the gallows. And it was recorded in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.

Nothing in your life just happens by chance.  Mordecai was just following his routine doing what he needed to do and he overheard these men that wanted to kill the king.  You may not save someone’s life but every detail of your life is important.  You never know when that seemingly forgotten good deed you did will come back to open a door for God to use you on an even bigger level.

Don’t underestimate God’s plan for your life.  God isn’t finished yet and He will bring to pass all that He has planned if you will just remain faithful and cling to Him when it seems nothing else is moving forward.  Mordecai was just a quiet man who was faithful in his testimony even when he was hated for it and one day it all came together and God’s blessings overflowed beyond what Mordecai could have even dreamed of.  Is that you?  Does God have so much more planned for you than you can imagine but right now you are discouraged just trying to figure out how to make it through another day?

Hang on and just stay faithful to all you know God has called you to today.  Don’t look so far ahead that you get more discouraged, God will take care of it one day at a time, just focus on today and be all you can be for Him today by just being faithful.  God has equipped you with all you need to do what you are called to do but sometimes just like in Mordecai’s case there are things that need to happen before it all just falls into place.  Pictures aren’t painted by the painter just pouring the paint on the canvas, it is one stroke at a time.

When I was a child we had a pastor whose wife was an amazing chalk artist, she would stand in front of church and would draw amazing pictures but the part I could hardly wait for was the end when she would turn on special lights on her picture and you would see a whole other depth to her picture that you couldn’t see without the light.  Our lives are like that; it may look like all it is, is a simple drawing but when the light of God shines on our lives and we allow all that He is doing in the background shine through, just like this situation with Mordecai, we will see how much more there is to what He is doing in and through us!  God isn’t finished with you yet and there is so much more to what He is doing in your life than what you can see or feel right now so don’t get discouraged, take hope today that where He is taking you is beyond what you could have planned for yourself if you let Him!  Your circumstances may be painful or just plain difficult but trust me if you allow God to use your circumstances He will make you stronger and better able to serve Him.

Quote:  “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take…. integrity is taking it.”  M.H. McKee

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Janet Scott is an author, speaker and certified life coach. Janet loves to encourage women in their daily walk with the Lord.

  • Douglas M. Apr 10, 2012, 9:56 am

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to bless me this day! The devil is relentless in his attacks on my marriage and joy, but thank the Lord this beautiful message has lifted me up and blessed me just now! Thank God for the great things he has done!

  • Al Stephens Apr 11, 2012, 5:00 am

    Thanks-needed to be reminded again. Kinda sounds, too, like OT Joseph- faithful to God when his life was going from bad to worse.

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