"And who knows if you have come to this position for such a time as this?"
What if you are married to your spouse for such a time as this--for these very moments within the eternal Kingdom of God? And what if right now in your marriage matters tremendously?
What if you were positioned to bear and raise up those very children (who are probably smudging up your windows and hiding crackers in the DVD player as you read this!)--the little ones who have the sweetest kisses and want an extra bedtime story and look to you to teach them what is true--What if your "right now" investments in them are really investments in the Kingdom?
Think through your current circumstances. How did you end up where you are? How did you end up where you are living--your state, your town, your street, your house? What if you have been planted there for such a time as this--for these very days you're living right now?
What about the way you earn your paycheck? What if you are in the position you are in right now because God has used you there, is using you there, and will continue to use you there? And what if these were the very moments in time you were meant to work there?
Think about the fact that you have been born in a time of crazy technological advances. Facebook, blogs, smart phones--what if you were positioned here on earth in this moment in time to use those things for His glory?
Going back to Esther--a woman who won her royal position strictly on the fact that God granted her FAVOR. What a position to hold! But it was not just about her. She was positioned to speak on behalf of the Jews whose annihilation had been ordered by Haman. She was put in that place--at that time--for far more than just to park her tush on a throne and smile pretty.
If God has granted you position--of any kind--husband, wife, parent, neighbor, leader, friend--then our ON-PURPOSE GOD has your good and His glory in mind. And it's about things that are way more far-reaching and long-lasting than you and I could ever imagine.
What if we are where we are for such a time as this?
...And what if we lived like it?