For Such a Time as This

Yesterday I pondered on this sentence (the title of this column) as I prayed for the salvation of three of my supermarket colleagues. What if God sent me to this job just so three of my fellow co-workers could get saved? I am not saying that I am here only for that purpose, but asking rather. This question was inquired in the Bible by Mordecai to Esther in Esther 4:14 (where he retorted back to her after she explained to him her fate if she approached the king without being summoned) “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” I feel this statement applies to me just as much as it applied to Esther over two thousand years ago. This I realized also meant that I must be knowledgeable on God’s word about salvation and be ready as well as prepared for any questions that may be asked to me by my prayer interest. 1 Peter 3:15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” I also must ask God to reveal to me any given opportunity for me to witness to them. God has me praying for these co-workers for a reason and as far as whether I was placed at this job for their sake or not, I as well as all God’s children must have an open mind and remember that we are here to serve Christ and to share the gospel with everyone. It is about prayer with action. As Christians our steps here on earth are ordered by God and we never know how or where He will lead us.


Millie is the youngest of three siblings. A Christian, she has been homeschooled for ten years and her favorite subject is math. Millie also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, studying, movies, comedy, dancing and exercising. Millie’s career aspirations include either criminal justice or law school, and she hopes to attend college soon.

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