"The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"

- Psalms 27 : 1

Monday, January 16, 2012

Soul Food : Dare!


"...if I perish, I perish.” 

- Esther 4 : 16


This is our portion of scripture for this week.

How many times have we said, "If only..." and "If I could..." or "I would if..."

Many times right?

To refresh your memory, Esther was a Jew slave who became queen and to save her people from Haman's plot to annihilate she had to petition the king. This was not an easy task because at the time, the king had the right to put to death anyone who approaches his throne if he does not delight in them.
However, Esther was daring enough hence the passionate statement which is our verse for the week.

Many times, we find excuses, make them and hide behind them. We use these excuses to hide away from reaching our potential, goals, dreams and aspirations. We even use excuses to explain our poor relationship with God and others. We run away from responsibilities and things that could be and keep addressing these things in a conditional form when in fact the realization of these things is in our hands if only we dared.

How many times have we dared? Dared to be who God wants us to be; dared to reach out ; dared to be who we really are ; dared to love carelessly ; dared to give ourselves away to a cause? 

Not so many times right? Yet our excuses are numerous. The truth of the matter is if queen Esther had not dared, she would have been destroyed with the rest of her people. 

When you dare to walk in the direction God wants you to go, believe me, you will see results. Remember Daniel and his mates? They didn't eat from the king's table yet consecrated themselves and guess what? They were set apart from the rest and considered the best. God elevated them [Daniel 1 : 8 - 20].
So what you get left out or laughed at because you dare to be who God wants you to be or do what God wants you to do? At the end of the day, you are benefiting yourself and giving all the glory to God.
Most Christians these days have become so good at camouflaging themselves among the filth of this world and running away from God's spotlight. This only breaks the father's heart and takes us nowhere spiritually and achivement wise.

Even as you choose to dare, trust in God and with ample preparation. Be expectant and hopeful, there will surely be results.

Dare to let God lead you to that business, that career, the man/woman , that investment. Dare to be the difference and lead, dare to showcase Christ, dare to reach out, dare to love, dare to help, dare to do all those things you never thought you would be able to do.

May God give us the grace to trust in Him fully and dare according to His will.
Amen!!

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5 comments:

  1. this is very good...seriously...gotta love the word!!!

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  2. Speak!!
    *Most Christians these days have become so good at camouflaging themselves among the filth of this world and running away from God's spotlight.* I've read this statement lately a lil too frequently so I think I am going to check my walk.

    God bless and thank you always for speaking scripturally~

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  3. @ JenJen : Glory be to God sis!

    @ Matilda : Glory be to God sis!

    @ xflashinLITESx : AMEN!

    @ Emme : Glory be to God sis! AMEN!

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