“The king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval . . . So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen.” Esther 2:17 (NIV)
God will not only use your gifts to fulfil His purpose in your life, but He’ll also use your limitations.
Esther is a great example of this. She had several big limitations that made her perfect for the role God wanted her to fulfil. She was an orphan adopted by Mordecai; she was a minority, a Jew living in a Persian country; and she was a single woman. A single woman in a male-dominated society had zero rights.
But God used all of these things to help her fulfil her destiny.
Sometimes what looks like a limitation in your life is part of a much bigger plan.
Esther could have just said, “If only I had a better education . . . If only I were more like someone else.” Sometimes we say that. We live our lives in resentment, always looking at people and saying, “Well, it must be nice to be them.”
If you have that attitude, you will never fulfil God’s purpose for your life. You have to realise that the unpleasant obstacles in your life are often God-ordained opportunities to make a difference.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT
Father, please make every limitation in my life to work together for my good INJ.