Made for “Such a Time as This”
Long ago, a Jewish woman Esther became the Queen of Persia. Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King Ahasuerus chose her as his queen at a time when the Persians controlled most of the known world.
Later she learned a wicked man named Haman requested that the king enact a law that would give citizens the right to kill all Jews.
Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, came to see her to make her aware of the situation. He told Esther that she was the only one who could save her people with this warning:
“Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
That was Mordecai’s challenge—and it has resonated through the ages.
You have accumulated means beyond what you need for survival. Is it all for nothing? Or is it for “such a time as this” when:
- There are people to help.
- There are problems to solve in society.
- There are opportunities to set relationships right.
Do you sense there are opportunities to seize or problems to solve with your wealth? If you don’t do those things, will you feel you’ve missed your calling or purpose in life?
You are in a place of influence both within your own family and outside of it; and it’s up to you to make the most of that influence.
Wealth is more than money. Don’t just plan for your future, live it right now. Pass it on and share the insights like this that you find valuable.
“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”