“They accepted the offer.” The words felt like a glass of cold water thrown in my face. Not because they where cruel, but because they where unexpected and shocking. Our house has been on the market for just a little over a year now, and in one day, BOOM, we have a buyer. My mind can’t catch up with reality that fast. For the last months I have steeled my hopes in the reality that we may never move. Now it is suddenly upon us.
Where do I start? So much to pack. So many unknowns. So many things could possibly go wrong. So many changes. How will this all play out. Timing. Circumstances. Details. So. Many. Things. To. Do.
“When the kings order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the kings palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.” Esther 2:8
Esther’s opportunity and justification for fear was off the charts. So much to pack. So many unknowns. So many things could possibly go wrong. So many changes. How will this all play out. Timing. Circumstances. Details…
Yet we see that fear did not take over. As she walked out her purpose, her “for such as a time as this”, she “won the favor of all who saw her.” She faced her fears, rested in her purpose and in the God she had been chosen by. In this humility we see God was able to direct, He was able to lead in not only the absolutely difficult but in the profound and awe inspiring.
May we face the difficult tasks before us not with crippling fear but with peace, security and trust in the one who has chosen the path before us. He is faithful in all He calls us to do and be.