“Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
I love Mordecai’s challenging question to his young niece. He was asking her to look fear in the eye and nobly press in to her purpose as a beautifully fierce woman. I’m praying for God to call out some modern day Esthers!
“I believe the time is ripe for a new movement—a seismic holy quake of countercultural men and women who dare to take God at His Word and who have the courage to believe and delight in God’s plan for male and female.” —Mary Kassian
Do you sense that God desires to do a new work?
Do you see the need for a cultural transformation in which women will embrace God’s created design for their lives? Are you willing to endure personal sacrifice, if necessary, in order to take a stand and fulfill your role as a biblical woman in this hour?
Perhaps you were born in this moment of time in history in order to be used as an integral part of this work of God.
Are you willing?
Embracing our calling as women has far greater implications than what can be accomplished in just one woman’s life, as important as that is. Imagine what might occur if even a small, but deeply committed, Spirit-empowered, group of women began to submit to God’s kingdom purposes, first in each one’s individual walk with Him, then in homes, churches, and workplaces.
What might happen?
Perhaps God would birth a mighty movement of Christ-exalting women spreading His glory across the globe.
God placed a young Jewish girl on the throne of one of the most powerful world kingdoms in order to accomplish His purposes for that hour in history. When her people were threatened with genocide, Esther was willing to suffer the consequences of taking a stand on their behalf.
Look around. Do you see the great need of our day? Do you see women fulfilling their purpose? Do you see homes that are reflecting God’s glory?
Sadly, we are witnessing the tragic consequences of unbiblical thinking and living as women.
Consider the cost involved in being a “True Woman” in our day. For you, it may mean surrendering some of what you view to be your personal “rights.” To be a part of this movement may require some changes in your lifestyle: time spent in prayer, a vocational change, a simplifying of your schedule, or a new way of interacting with others. Are you willing to evaluate your attitudes and actions as a woman under the authority of Scripture?
Perhaps you were born for this purpose—to be a part of a seismic “holy quake” of countercultural women who dare to take God at His word!
Are you open to the challenge?
Do you want to be used in this movement?
Adapted from my True Woman post 08.31.08.