Lets be honest with ourselves for a moment…
As Christians and followers of Christ, it is our job to follow God. It’s easy when God leads us to be the leaders of our household. It’s easy to follow God into work and lead the others in the Word of God. It’s even a little easy to give to those who are standing outside of our local McDonalds asking for food and money.
But how easy is it for us to follow God everywhere?
I often think about Esther. It was brought to my attention when I was being taught about Esther at church that the book of Esther happens to be one of the only books in the Bible where God is not mentioned. I mean, c’mon. God is everywhere, He’s omnipresent; but the name of God just never happens to appear in this book. Although Gods’ name never appears in the book of Esther, His presence is REAL!
Esther was lead to do some things, that I would have strayed away from. She was “appointed” to save her people (the Jews), and while she was being led to conquer such a task, she, like many of us, had her doubts.
It’s a little easy to follow God when He’s leading us to donate our time at a local shelter; but I’m sure many of us would hesitate a little if God were to lead us to the dark alleys of our ghettos to spread the Word. You see, when following Christ we have to be so headstrong to follow Him EVERYWHERE. We have to be willing to not only follow Him to the mountain for prayer, but also to the cross!
If I can be honest. I get a little scared when God is telling me to follow Him, especially to the unknown.
It’s tough sometimes.
It’s not always the easiest.
But just as I am about to decline to following God, I’m reminded of Esther.
I’m reminded of Esther 4:14:
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your fathers family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”.
God is God.
Regardless of whether I follow Him or not, the goal at hand will be accomplished.
But, this Christian would rather follow to fulfill my royal position.