"...who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14b
No one knew after Vashti, Queen of King Ahasuerus in Shushan, refused to go to the King at his request, that the King would later choose Esther, a beautiful orphaned Jew, to be his new Queen. No one but God!
Mordecai had charge over her and treated her like his own daughter. She was his uncle's daughter and had neither mother nor father. He had told her not to speak of her heritage, and she obeyed.
When Mordecai later learned of the plot by Haman to destroy the Jews, he sent word to Esther about it and made her aware that this decree would affect her family, as well as herself in the palace, and that only she could make King Ahasuerus aware of what was happening. At first she refused, thinking of the danger she would have to place herself in to go before the King without being called. But Mordecai told her that this could be the reason God had allowed her to be in this position at this time. She needed to step up! And, she did!
Often times we are in a position to do things for God, but think only of ourselves and what others may think or do to us if we do something or stand up for God. It could be as simple as handing someone a track or working around the House of God or more involved like telling someone about your testimony and what Jesus did for you. Did you ever stop to think that God has put you in a unique position at a specific time for a certain purpose? You may be the only one able to reach that special person at particular time. Will you tell God "no" or will you step up?