For Such A Time As This

Devotional: For Such A Time As This

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This week’s blog post was a devotional I wrote for my church. I hope you enjoy “For Such A Time As This”.

I recently had my first vendor show. “I felt intense fear before the event even commenced.”

My imagination was in overdrive. What if my table  fell with my product on it? I pictured someone  coming over to my table, seeing my product, picking up a journal, and everything coming crashing down! How would I respond? I pictured myself just standing there awkwardly mumbling to the customer, “Sorry about that….”. 

At the same time, my brain would be racing: Let me run into a swap full of alligators or to the nearest door, whatever would be the closest. 

Seriously, I had a whole night of anxiety thinking about it and considered not attending the event, but I’m so glad I pushed through the fear.

Queen Esther was a wonderful woman who pushed through her fear as well. I mean, Esther had to save all her people, including herself. In comparison, I was worried about saving my table. 

If you don’t know the story of Esther, here is a quick version. Esther was the new Queen in town, and her husband, the king’s right-hand man, Haman, had the plan to kill every Jew again, including Esther. 

“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house, you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13-14)

Esther pushed through her fear. It resulted in her initiating  a complicated dinner conversation that rescued the lives of thousands. She didn’t let doubt creep in. You know what, her people were saved. Her people were saved!!!!

Esther pushed through her fear. It resulted in her initiating  a complicated dinner conversation that rescued the lives of thousands. She didn’t let doubt creep in. You know what, her people were saved. Her people were saved!!!!

Something unique happened when I pushed through my fear. I was privileged to hear customers’ stories: how they bought my products for a new believer in Jesus, their foster daughter, & how someone just needed encouragement about a relationship that ended.

So next time you need to push through your fear, remember, “For such a time as this…”

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Blessings,

Ashley Marie

Here are a few other blog posts for you to, explore:

Devotional: Safe

Devotional: Puzzle Pieces

Devotional: Kick Butt & Take Names (Jesus’ Way, Of Course)

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