One of my favorite things that Alyssa and I do together is really getting into a show on Netflix. Now I know some of you are reading this and saying, "Wow, that seems really boring", but for Alyssa and I it is not. One reason that I like doing this with Alyssa, which is totally not important to this post, is because we do something in our lives from each show we watch together. Like quoting a catchy line from a scene in the show to one another or screaming the theme song at the top of our lungs together (Alyssa you know what show we did this too)!
Recently Alyssa and I were watching a show on Netflix that only had a couple of seasons because it was not very popular while it was airing on T.V.! The main character in the show does what I am doing right now, but on a much larger scale. She is a writer for a major newspaper but starts at the bottom of the totem poll. A few episodes in the main character is diagnosed with cancer. This completely transformed her life and the outlook she had towards it. I will not tell you any more about the show because if you happen to start watching it one day I do not want to ruin it.*
From the time she is diagnosed with cancer till the show ends (I was so mad) the main character says, "You have to live every day to the full because you do not know if it is your last." Yes, I know this was "just a show" but this saying stuck with me, and even looking at our world today so many people would say this and even agree with it. Well, I want to alter this saying just a little: "We have to live every day for such a time as this because we do not know if it is our last."
"There's a story of a girl" (I hope you get this) in the Bible named Esther. Just like the show I was talking about before, this story could have been made into a Netflix original with all its drama. I want to jump to Season (chapter) 4: Episode (verse) 14! Mordecai, who is Esther's cousin and adoptive father, is asking Esther, who at this point in the story is the queen, to save their people-their family. Esther says absolutely not and then Mordecai replies back and says, "And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
We should live each day for God and what He wants to do in us for His Kingdom! Esther was the new queen and kept her true indentiy from the king. The kings right hand man wanted to kill Esther's people because he deeply hated Mordecai. In risking her new wealth, security, respect, and ultimately her life; Esther listens to Mordecai and trusts the Lord that she became queen "for such a time as this"-to save her people.
Look at your life ask the question, "Where does God specifically have me right now?" If you are surrendered to the Lord He is trying to do something through you! Maybe you are at your school "for such a time as this". Maybe you are at your job that you hate "for such a time as this". Maybe you and your family are going through something traumatic "for such a time as this". Lets live to the full, not because we think we are going to die, but because we are to be used by God "for such a time as this"!
*I do not recommend this show