Looking for direction in my life, I prayed, and asked…
“God, where do you want me to go? What direction?”
In search of answers, God spoke to me through His word and brought me to the book of Esther.
The bible tells a story of a girl who’s father died and then her mother died as well, leaving the girl to be orphaned. But God was aware of girl’s situation and he knows what’s going on in your life. The name of this orphan girl is Esther. To know more about her, read more here https://www.esv.org/resources/esv-global-study-bible/introduction-to-esther/ Seeing her life, most people would say that the girl was not worthy to be included in a group of young women from which a King would choose his bride.
God called Esther for a great purpose. His perfect time came to Esther when she accepted her responsibility to go to the King. She became the King’s bride and it’s a longer story but God used her to rescue her nation. You may also be used by God if you have a willing heart.
I’m reminded of another person who God used in great ways. The Apostle Paul wrote to Christians living in Ephesus
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Esther was chosen and all she had to do was walk in God’s plan. Imagine a lonely orphan going from nothing to being placed in a position of royalty.
Even in great trials, God is working behind the scenes because he is literally the scriptwriter. As you read through the book of Esther, you will not see God’s name mentioned. But you can see God actively working behind the scenes to accomplish what He planned, for His glory.We cannot see God, but He is there. You may not feel him, but it’s an opportunity to trust him… right where you are.
One of my favorite children’s songs that I sing when I am alone has this line –
When I am afraid I will trust in you, when I am alone I will know you’re near, when I need some help I will call on you, Jesus you are my friend, I’ll trust in you
I’m amazed at the privilege we have because we have full access to our God and King. I cannot imagine how Esther felt or from where she found her strength. God must have made her stronger and braver because he knew the life that she would live as an orphan.
God does place us in situations where our only refuge is to depend on Him alone.
Through my church we have small groups called Dgroups and mentors within the groups to help us navigate life. My Dgroup leader messaged me a reminder
Sometimes, when things are smooth and you’re so much confident of what you can do, The Lord will shake you just to remind you to keep your knees on the ground. Just right where you are, even if it hurts and even if it’s tough God wants us to always depend on him. It’s not about me, it’s not about you. It’s all about Him. Wherever we are, whatever we do, Do it all for His glory
I’m very grateful for where I am now. As for my future, I still don’t know yet, but I believe God is a way maker, a promise keeper and a miracle worker! He is my King.
Jashrine Loveckober Mojal TLW Volunteer
A product of a campus ministry, I became a campus minister during college. Now serving with a group of missionaries whose heart is to go to far flung areas in the Philippines, reaching the unreached, ministering to them through medical missions, and bringing them closer to Christ through evangelism and discipleship. Currently part of a CCF Dgroup, serving God as a volunteer. A full time worker as a Ticketing Officer in the travel industry and a full time missionary at heart.