God equips us with the natural skills and acquired skills needed for our purpose.
Esther 2 reminds me of this.
As a child, Esther was taught by her cousin Mordecai to be a servant of God no matter where she was, or who she was with.
In addition, to the Godly principles she learned from her cousin. She also was a very beautiful woman. (This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful.)
Esther knew who she was, and God’s purpose for her life.
She didn’t use or abuse her natural skills and acquired skills. She also didn’t squander them by hiding in fear.
In the end, due to her walking in God’s purpose she was chosen as queen.
Most likely Esther probably wondered why she went through all she had to go through.
However, in the end I’m sure she had a revelation that all of it was preparation for her purpose.
God has a purpose for your life.
Your natural skills, acquired skills, past experiences, and present experiences are all a part of God’s master plan for your life.
Stay in God’s Peace, not in pieces=)
Saturday Sacrifice: Hannah