Give It Your All
Esther, a Jewish girl married to a pagan king, broke with long-standing tradition, marched into her husband’s throne room, spoke her mind, and rescued her people from annihilation. One girl saved a nation because she was willing to put everything on the line.
Are you feeling inadequate today?
Are you thinking, ‘Someone else should be doing this job instead of me’?
Then read these words written by church-guy-clergy Edward Everett Hale:
‘I am only one; but still I am one. I can’t do everything; but still I can do something: and because I can’t do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.’
How many people did it take to rescue the dying man on the Jericho Road?
One Good Samaritan.
How many people did it take to confront Pharaoh and lead the exodus out of Egypt?
One man: Moses.
A respected leadership expert writes: ‘God has put a dream inside you. It’s yours and no one else’s. It declares your uniqueness. It holds your potential. Only you can give birth to it. Only you can live it. Not to discover it, take responsibility for it and act upon it is to negatively affect yourself as well as all those who would benefit from your dream.’
Poet John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, ‘For all sad words of tongue and pen; the saddest are these, “It might have been.”’
When you’re much much older and life has already happened to you, will you look back and feel like you’ve spent your life struggling to fulfil other people’s expectations?
Or know that you lived it to the fullest by striving to fulfil your God-given dream?
Think about it now, while there’s still time to change direction.
‘…I will go…And if I perish, I perish.’ Esther 4:16 NIV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
2 Corinthians 3:18-6
We all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For God who said ‘let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died & was raised. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
You have an amazing God & Savior! He died for your sake, so that you might live life the way He purposed! He has promised to transform you today as you behold His glory in the face of his son! God never changes! He has made a way for you to shine! Look to Him & you will be amazed! Seek Him today! Never delay!