For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?…
One of the enemy’s best strategies for keeping you in the realm of defeat and mediocrity is to make you self centred in the midst of a destiny fight.
Instead of focusing on salvaging your purpose, he wants you to focus on preserving your flesh. Self preservation at the expense of your destiny is the worst decision you can ever make.
Whether it is your face, pride, finances, position, influence, reputation or just anything that feeds your flesh, don’t give it your best attention.
Like Esther, we don’t always ask for battles but we nonetheless find ourselves engaged in pre-existent battles. Understand that our worst crises in life are usually not about us. They are about whether or not we would stand up and make our lives count for something of eternal significance.
However, if we get confused and begin to think that we are indispensable to the completion of God’s purpose, as opposed to knowing that our personal deliverance and breakthrough will be proportionate to how set we are to promote the Kingdom agenda, we might lose our greatest opportunity to shape the destiny of so many for the Kingdom.
And sadly in the end we would still fail to preserve our flesh. Our deliverance and breakthrough is always in making sure that we don’t lose sight of God’s purpose regardless of what fight or season we are in.
We can lose everything but if we stay in touch with our purpose, we can bounce back and recover everything again.
Don’t ever quit on your purpose and force God to have to raise up in somebody else in order to complete your purpose. That way you will avoid the painful experience of watching someone else doing what you know you were supposed to do. You have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this!