Let me begin by first saying, I’m not perfect and I haven’t been doing my quiet times EVERY MORNING. With that being said, God had been speaking to my heart about it that as well.
I’m an organizing hyper loud perfectionist freak sometimes. I always think I need to be doing something. I also always think that before I can serve and work for the Lord it must be perfect, planned, positive, profound.
But God never said that, told me that, or meant that!! It’s only that enemy telling me that!
That enemy has stolen so much from you, me and everyone! It’s a shame. BUT JESUS CHRIST BEAT HIM!
With the Word of God!
This morning I decided to have some quiet time with an empty house. I sat down on my couch with my comfy blanket, my coffee and still in my pajamas to just be quiet with the Lord. After a few moments maybe more, Esther came to my mind.
Esther. The Book of Esther in the Bible? I don’t know anyone else named Esther. But didn’t I read that a couple of months ago? Why yes I did read it a few months ago. But evidently I need it again, and maybe not all just part.
So to make a long story short, I read the introduction about Esther. I went over a few pages and read some intercepts. And finally I began to read the chapters. I only got to chapter 2 around verses 19-23. I was reading slowly hoping God had something for me to hear and something I needed to know. I still haven’t read the rest because I believe God wanted me to read and receive this message to share with you.
Mordecai Uncovers a Conspiracy
19 When the virgins were assembled a second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20 But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.
21 During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthana[b]and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. 22 But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai. 23 And when the report was investigated and found to be true, the two officials were impaled on poles. All this was recorded in the book of the annals in the presence of the king.
It wasn’t that Mordecai heard about a conspiracy. It wasn’t that Mordecai was listening to someone else’s conversation.
It was Mordecai was sitting when he heard about something horrible. It was written within 3 verses “Mordecai was sitting.” In other words, God had Mordecai just sitting to make a difference in the life of the Jews. He wasn’t doing anything but sitting.
Sometimes people, especially older, retired, sick, or home-bound people do not think God can use them. Let me be honest with you!
With my Type A personality, there are many days I think what can I do for God with a chronic condition? God can’t use this person with Rheumatoid Arthritis. If I can’t work a job, I’m sure I can’t work for God!
OH NO!! Mordecai was just sitting and God used him. He knew Jesus would come one day to save us all. He would come as a Jew. So if this conspiracy had happened, Jesus coming wouldn’t have happened.
GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EACH OF US!
GOD HAS US WHERE HE WANTS US!
WE JUST HAVE TO SIT AND LISTEN!
AND GO DO WHAT HE TELLS US WHILE SITTING!
God can use us in the sitting. God can use you if you are older, retired, sick or home-bound. God created you! God gave you the talents to serve. God gave you certain abilities. Maybe God wants you to be home-bound so you can serve others. Maybe God wants you sick to serve others. Maybe God needs older people to talk to younger people.
I’ve decided to stop waiting for my health to be perfect. I’ve decided to stop waiting until my blog was perfect. I’ve decided to stop waiting until I finish that podcast, book, or blogging class. I’ve decided to stop waiting for tomorrow. I’ve decided I can’t wait til I feel better, that may or may not happen. I’ve decided I can’t keep listening to the voices of the past saying you aren’t smart enough or you are too country.
I’ve decided to stop waiting and start sitting. I don’t mean sitting as in not doing anything. Sitting is a verb it’s an action. I’m going to start acting. I’m going to start doing what God has called me to do and start using the abilities God gave me for Him.
Just do it is sometimes the hardest 3 words we will ever hear.
What will you stop waiting to be perfect and Just do it? What will you stop waiting for before you start working for God? It’s now or never. We are not promised tomorrow. God wants to Bless us today. God wants to use us today. God wants you today!!
I know it’s hard but I pray for you and me that we stop sitting and thinking about what we “CAN’T DO” and start listening to God telling us what we “CAN DO!”AMEN!!!