For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
God’s name is not mentioned in Esther but God’s hand is unmistakable. Esther is given an opportunity that could very well save her people but she is hesitant. Mordecai is her encourager – take the chance. His logic is reasonable: if you do nothing you likely will not survive the current circumstances and how do you know that God hasn’t put you in this very place for a reason.
He may not be totally sure about Esther’s role but his faith about God is rock solid: if you don’t respond to God’s opportunity, God will deliver his people another way. Why? – Because God loves his people and His ways and intentions will not be thwarted.
So Esther is won over. She seizes the day before her.
When and how can I act as Mordecai – encouraging others to be all God has called them to be? When will I act on my own belief that God is able and willing and will act – in spite of other people’s choices?
When will I be Esther? Taking the risk/opportunities God places before me – though they may seem impossible – knowing that God is able beyond my personal abilities.
God will deliver. It is really just a matter of will I join him.