By: Carmela Rapley
What if you, yes you, were created, magnificently and specifically, for such a time as this? What if every mental, emotional, and physical struggle that you have experienced thus far has been nothing more than beautiful divine intervention?
Queen Esther was a Jew whom God strategically placed in a position that was not of normal custom, to deliver her people from death. She executed this task with boldness and courage. As a result, what the devil planned for her demise, God turned around for not only her good but, for the good of all of her people. Within her story we see God’s divine intervention save a whole nation of people due to one woman’s call to action.
Sister, I want you to know that the spirit of Esther is within you. Just as Queen Esther was commanded by God to be of courage, He is also commanding you to be of courage. Every struggle that you have faced within your relationships, career, family, health, and even yourself, has already been divinely interrupted by God. You are still here, breathing, succeeding, nurturing, mending, molding, building, and healing, which is proof, that God has turned good what the devil meant for your harm.
You were created for such a time as this, so straighten your crown, or wear it dipped off to the side (whatever you choose), then go and continue to do what you were created to do--which was to save a nation!
“If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
Carmela is a mother of four children, residing in metro Detroit, Michigan. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work degree, as well as a Masters of Communication, which was obtained from Spring Arbor University. Carmela is currently a member of Northridge Church, located in Plymouth Michigan.
She recently wrote her first devotional book, God’s Creation: 7 Day Reflection Devotional, which is currently available via email upload, and can be read on such apps as Word, Google Docs, Books and Kindle, or any app that allows for PDF upload. Carmela also is creator of inspirational merchandise, which is sold through, God’s Daughter Inspirations storefront.
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