Mordecai the Jew became the prime minister, with authority next to that of King Xerxes himself. He was very great among the Jews, who held him in high esteem, because he continued to work for the good of his people and to speak up for the welfare of all their descendants. – Esther 10:3
After saving the Jews from annihilation, Mordecai gained more and more respect and favor with the king. Eventually the king proclaimed a tribute across the empire detailing the deeds of Mordecai, who eventually became the prime minister of the empire and second only to the king. He did what was right by saving the life of the king, and he was rewarded with the nation’s power and respect.
Peter wrote centuries later that if we will humble ourselves under the hand of the almighty God, then he will raise us up in due time. Even Mordecai told Esther that if she didn’t rise up to help her people, someone else would. He reminded her that she was brought to her position for “such a time as this.” Well, we all have an appointed “time as this” in God’s eyes. The problem lies within us in that we try to often to do things as we want, how we want, when we want, and why we want. Instead we need to learn to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand, trust him, and then in time he will raise us up to do his bidding, just as he did for Mordecai. Do you trust God to honor you and use you? Then learn to be humble before him and then watch him make it happen when he’s ready to do so. Your key thing is to be ready and waiting for that time.
Father, most magnificent one of heaven, Lord of all the earth, thank you for your love and mercy. You appointed me to do a major task involving the leadership of the nation of America. I can never get in the front door on my own let alone even set an appointment to meet with the leadership. I have humbled myself and await the moment of truth to transpire and deliver your message to President Obama. Although he will refuse to listen and heed your word, I am to do what you ask. I will not falter in that mission. You chose to honor me and give me favor, great favor in this matter. I had nothing to do with this but answer your call and be a willing, ready, humble servant. May your word and will come to pass, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.