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Esther 4:6-8 So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king’s gate. (7) And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them. (8) Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.

God’s plan is unfolding before our eyes. Mordecai is asking Esther to plead for the safety of the Jews. God has made her the queen. God has put her in a place where may be able to save the Jews. If anyone in the Jewish nation has the King’s ear, Esther does. If anyone could persuade the King to change his mind, Esther can. What if she had refused to go when God called her? What if she had so much sin in her life that God could not use her? Is there something in your life which would prevent God from using you?

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Esther 4:1-5 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; (2) And came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. Es 4:3 And in every province, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes. (4) So Esther’s maids and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not. (5) Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king’s chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.

An entire nation of people is morning. It seems as though they will be destroyed and there is nothing they can do about it. However, they still do not realize that God has a plan. Esther does not even understand how she is a big part of that plan. God has put her in place as the queen. Soon, God will use her to save His people. Are you willing to let God use your life fully? Could He put you in a position to help someone?

Take a moment to list some things that could stand in the way of God using you.