Thursday, March 8, 2012

Princesses, Purim and Purpose

My little Samuel looked at my wedding picture a few days ago and exclaimed; "Mommy! Are you a princess?!" Over six years ago I married Prince Charming (I did!) and I guess the tiara and big dress made my 3 year old believe I was a princess (I didn't tell him any different). Like any girly girl, I LOVE princess stories. The tiara, the dresses, the castle, the prince, the food...:) I think my favorite stories are the rag to riches Cinderella-type.
Esther was a rags to riches princess.
Orphaned and raised by her cousin, Mordecai, she was spotted by some court officials who were looking for a pretty young thing to be the king's new wife. Esther didn't have much choice in the matter and she became the new first lady.
It wasn't long before Mordecai and her uncovered a conspiracy to do away with Esther's own people, the Jews. To stop this, Esther would have to approach the king, uninvited - an action that could cost her life.
Mordecai spurred Esther to action with these inspiring words;

"And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NIV)

Today is Purim. Purim is the anniversary of the deliverance of Esther's people from the hands of the conspirator Haman. The new queen had taken her life into her hands and acted on the belief that she had a purpose. Her actions saved a nation.

God has given us all a purpose. Today, on Purim, I encourage you to ask Him what His purpose is for you.
It may not be to save a whole nation - today, but it may be to lead your child to Him.
It may not be to speak in front of millions, but it may be to speak to your co worker.
It may not be to uncover a conspiracy, but it may be to tell the truth.
Ask Him.
He's given you a purpose.
He doesn't leave you aimless.
Be the princess (or prince) you were meant to be!

"For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose."
Philippians 2:13 NIV


Anonymous said...

So great! UF.

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