God’s Sovereignty covers all situations, but invites us to take part in where and how He is working. In order to prevent an enemy of the Jews from destroying their people, Mordecai seeks help from King Ahasuerus through his niece Esther, the Queen. While all circumstances seem to be against Esther’s favor, Mordecai reminds Esther that, God will guarantee the preservation of His people. However, he says also that she has been appointed to take part in how God will bring their salvation to fruition. God doesn’t need Esther to bring about His Will, but He is choosing to use her for this purpose.
What does God’s Sovereignty mean for us? It assures us that our tasks for Him are not only given by Him, but also used by Him. When we follow God’s guidance in the work we do, He uses these things to bring about His Glory. God’s Sovereignty does not remove us from His Will, but calls us to it. While God could do anything without His people, He desires an active life of faith from us. The story of Esther and Mordecai confirm God’s desire to work in and through us. Yes, He works within circumstances outside of the control of His people. He also calls us to participate in what He is up to. Mordecai reminds Esther in her time of uncertainty that her refusal to take part in God’s work will only lead to her ruin, but her involvement in His Will would lead to victory for God and His people. When Esther forsakes her own well-being (“if I perish, I perish”) and moves forward in obedience to Him, we see that God not only preserves her and the Jewish people, but also gives them an incredible testimony – and us a reminder – of His Goodness.
How is your obedience to God reflecting in Your life? What has He called You to do for Him? As you move forward for His Glory, move forward in the blessed assurance that His Sovereignty covers you to preserve you into eternity.