If you want to read the biblical version of the popular TV show The Bachelor look no further than the book of Esther.
I’m not going to tell you the entire plot (if you’ve seen the bachelor then you already know half of it), but at this point Esther needs to make a decision, a decision that could cost her life: to enter to the King’s court unannounced (punished by death) to save her people.
The following is an excerpt of a conversation she’s having with a relative encouraging her to step up to the occasion:
“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 your royal position for such a time as this?”” Esther 4:14 NIV
I cannot relate to the Bachelor, the Jewish struggle, nor to royal matters. I do however can relate to the last sentence: And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
Why do I live in Boca? Why do u have this education? Why do I drive what I drive? Why do I have social media? and the list goes on and on… who knows… but that I have all of this for a REASON… 🧐
I think Esther reminds us to be on the look out for opportunities to use our situations for a greater purpose.