Last night God kept me up all night. I kept hearing this verse whispered to my heart “You were put in this royal position for such a time as this”. The familiar verse from Esther is one of my favorites, but it hit me in a whole different way in the early morning light. God spoke to my heart and whispered the promise that right now, right here is my such a time as this.
I want to be transparent about my season of singleness and share a bit of my heart with you. Sweet friend, even if you are blissfully married I pray you read on and are encouraged.
Today I’m called to be single for a specific purpose. Don’t get me wrong, my heart longs for marriage and mamma-hood. But in this season and through God’s grace my eyes have been shifted to the things of the Lord.
In the past few months, I have had several precious friends speak truth into me, reminding me what a wonderful life I’ve been given and that JOY is a choice. I’ve cried, struggled and spent nights crying out to God in frustration but his grace has allowed me to completely surrender this area of my life to him.
I know that HERE in this single season I’m called to serve in ways that are unique. I’m called to help make Zachariah’s Acres a reality, I’m called to serve my sister with special needs, I’m called to support and love on my friends and their precious kiddos, I’m called to REALLY study the word, I’m called to create authentic community and I’m called to share my story with others. I know that if I was married or had a family right now I could focus on only a few of these but today my focus (and time) is spent elsewhere.
Last week a friend and I had a long hear to heart about my singleness. She spoke truth and life into my heart and I’m grateful for that. I could analyze for days why I’m still single but there is no purpose in that. Comparing my unique journey with someone else is foolish. Comparison is TRULY the thief of Joy.
If God desires me to marry, it will be HIS WAY and HIS TIME. I surrender this to Him because I know my God. He is faithful, He is good, He is loving and He IS able to provide immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine.
So dear friend, wherever you are today I pray that God uses you. Your such a time as this is NOW. Let’s encourage one another and use the time we have been given today to serve Him and the people around us.
Stepping into Your Such a Time as This
1) Do not keep silent. Esther chose to speak up, if she didn’t God could have used someone else. Use your gifts and talents to speak love and life into those around you.
2) Find a mentor. Esther had Mordecia. We were created for community , seek out a Titus 2 women who can guide you and speak truth into your life.
3) Bring your dream to Him. Esther immediately called others to join her in prayer and fasting. Surrender your dreams to Him
4) Take a risk. Esther risked her life to save her people. Following Him usually involves a risk, but it’s so worth it and remember that He is ALWAYS with us.