“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof  is of the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:33)

            The Bible characters had humble beginnings, but they were destined to become special. David, the Shepherd boy became the king of Israel. Joseph who was hated by his brothers became the prince to preserve lives. Deborah, the Judge became the mother of Israel. Jael, the tent dweller became the killer of Sisera. Though your future may seem to be dark, God has something special to shape your destiny.  A woman of destiny has to be a 1. Woman of priority  2. Woman of opportunity 3. Woman of responsibility.

  1. Woman of priority: Note the phrase “…..for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).

            This period refers to the time of extreme urgency because a decree had gone out resulting in danger, death and destruction of the Jewish nation. Haman, the chief court favorite was the Jew’s enemy. He conceived a plan to massacre the Jews. So Mordecai exhorted the Queen to feel the urgency and the forth coming danger. He cautioned her saying, “If you are slack, deliverance will come from another source.” Esther responded to this time of urgency by giving priority to the deliverance of the Jewish nation. She was willing to forego all the palatial facilities and forfeit her positional comforts. She rose up to the occasion saying, “If I perish, I perish.” She was willing to jeopardize her life for the blessing of others. Everything was against Esther yet she succeeded in her mission. When she set right her priorities, God destined her to become the restorer and saver of many lives which were at stake. Are you that woman of priority?

  1. Woman of opportunity: “…..to the kingdom” (Esther 4:14).

            We can conceive that Esther was found in a place of exceptional opportunity. An orphan girl became a queen. This not only shaped Esther’s destiny but also sharpened her motives to utilize the God-given opportunities in reviving and restoring the destiny of the Jews. Esther found favor in the sight of the king and was preferred above other women to be crowned as a queen. Esther, a commoner became the Queen, she was placed in a position of exceptional opportunity. What a divine arrangement of circumstances and appointment of opportunities! Dear sisters, God has made us kings and priests. So use your positional facilities as wonderful opportunities for others’ deliverance.

  1. Woman of responsibility: “……thou art come” (Esther 4:14).

            Though Esther was the Queen, she acted speedily by assuming responsibility. Only Esther can intercede to the king for the sake of the Jews. So without being invited, she committed herself to go to the presence of the king. Since she acted with responsibility, she received the favor of the king and delivered the Jews from the hands of Haman. Dear sisters, commit yourself to act with responsibility, considering the blessing of others. If you are a woman of priority, a woman of opportunity and a woman of responsibility, you can reverse Satan’s decree. You can attain the destiny God has kept for you.