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Placed on Purpose

Jonathan Stockstill

August 20, 2017

Esther 4:13-16 (NLT) - 13 Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. 14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

1 Corinthians 12:18-21 (NLT) - 18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put [placed] each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”

1. God brings the STRATEGY.

  • God sovereignly orchestrated the events in Esther’s life.
  • She was strategically crafted.
    • You are in the right time for your purpose.
    • You are in the right geography for your purpose.
    • You have the right DNA for your purpose.

Esther wasn’t placed in the palace because she was beautiful; she was made beautiful so she could be placed in the palace.

Everything about you is designed to accommodate the part you play.

  • You are strategically crafted to play a part.
    • God designed you with a special spiritual gift.
    • God designed you to be a certain part of the body.

2. You bring the SUBMISSION.

  • The attitude of Esther was total submission.
  • It takes a team to fulfill a destiny.
    • 1 Corinthians 12:18-21 (NLT) - 18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
  • Submitted to Mordecai
  • Submitted to Hegai
  • Submitted to friends: Esther 4:16 (NLT) - 16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

3. The world brings the OPPORTUNITY.

  • Your very existence is not about you, but about helping someone else.
    • 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT) - 7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
  • All of God’s strategy and all of your obedience are for a MOMENT.
  • You are placed to PRAY to the King.
  • You are placed to STAND for what’s right.
  • You are placed to CHALLENGE the plans of the devil.
  • You are placed to SAVE people from destruction.
  • You are placed to SERVE your brothers and sisters with all that you are.
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