Wednesday, July 7, 2010

If Not You, Then Someone Else Will

"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 and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:13-14

Today’s Reading: Esther 3-5; Acts 5: 22-42

Ok... we will get to my issues with the story of Esther tomorrow but the statement above by Mordecai is really interesting.

He says that God will use someone to save His people. If Esther stepped up it would be her. If she didn’t then it would be someone else. And if she delayed perhaps her family wouldn’t last until the next person in line stood up.

When I read this it made me think about each and every one of us. We each have a purpose. Some of us are writers, producers, teachers, garbage men, nannies and cooks. But in whatever role we have in life we have an opportunity to make the world a better place.

The question is what will you do? Will you step up and seize your opportunity to live your dream by fulfilling your purpose?

If you don’t then someone will.

There are no new ideas. We are all pulling from the same source. I’m sure there are several times where you have thought about doing something, maybe for years, and all of the sudden you looked up and someone else did it.

And they may have done it worse than you did! But it still got done because the purpose of life is bigger than all of us.

Just because we choose not to do something doesn’t mean that it won’t get done. We aren’t that powerful.

So to all of my fellow dreamers… do you have a project or task or goal that you want to accomplish? Are you mad because there are folks with inferior skills doing what you want to do? Well… maybe that’s a sign that it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and step to the plate.

Stop hating and make it happen.

Cause while you’re sitting there, the world keeps on turning. Don’t let someone wack take what’s yours. 


  1. Wow! "Don't let someone whack take what's yours."-POW-uh ouch. Straight blow to the left eye.

    True though, God doesn't just bless one. God blesses the multitudes. If you don't take what is meant for you, someone else will be more than happy to.

    Dang CM-I don't think I wanna see when you're angry. ;-o


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