NOT FOR SELFISH REASONS!
Text: Esther 1-10
Your life could change forever, you know? Oh yes!
We read in Esther 2:17…
“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.”
You see, the most remarkable thing about Esther’s one night with the king, was not her change of story…or her becoming queen…but the revolution that her becoming queen brought in the nation!
That should let you know that what you become in God…is primarily for others to become what God wants for them.
When you become who God has programmed for you to be in life…somebody else’s story/status is about to change…Yes!
We are changed, or made, so that we can be used of God to make others…to change other people’s circumstances…
Look at it in Genesis 12:2-3…
“I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” MSG
And in Christ,God has made you all that he has created you to be…Philemon 1:6…He couldn’t have left that to the world…or your education…No way!
Let’s also read Luke 2:34:
“And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel…”
WHEN YOUR STORY CHANGES…
Esther’s change of story turned out to be for the rising of Mordecai (her uncle who raised her)…
It turned out to be a change of story for the Jews…whom Haman had put all machinery in place to wipe out…
And it also turned out to be the falling of Haman…and all the enemies of the Jews (God’s people)!
YOUR STORY MUST CHANGE!
So you see…your story must change…to fit your perfect image and personality in Christ…Colossians 1:27; Colossians 2:9-10.
You are useless to God in that miserable and mediocre state that you are in…just managing life!
No! Your story can change!
Your story must change!
Your story just has to change! Yes!
There is something you must become…There’s a position you must rise to…for the rising…and of course, for the falling of many! Yes!
NOT FOR SELFISH REASONS!
#Can you imagine? Just one young girl’s (Esther’s) change of story sparked off an unimaginable revolution in a whole nation…(God and his people took over…and began to decree and determine what happened in the nation)!
The king became a mere instrument of authorizing God’s decrees in the land…
Just because of one beautiful girl whose story changed…A slave girl! An orphan! A nobody! But her story changed!
And suddenly, she became so influential! She had power with God…she had power with men!
And she didn’t use her influence for selfish reasons…or to oppress and take advantage of others…No!
And God was able to use her to make life better for others…Alleluia!
What I’m I saying here? God’s goodness…God’s visitations in your life, at any time, is not just for you…
Beloved, when God remembers you…remember others!
When God turns your captivity…allow him to use you to turn other people’s captivity!
When God changes your story…allow him to use you to change other people’s story!
When God has lifted you…allow him to use you to lift others…not to oppress or destroy them! Okay?
(Can you imagine? I have tears in my eyes writing this…Thank you Jesus!).