We often look back in awe at historical persons who have made a difference. Yet those men and women were merely humans, just as we are. For the most part, difference-makers aren’t particularly strong, smart, or advantaged – they simply embraced the challenges set before them and did the best they could under the circumstances.
Esther was one such person. She was an ordinary girl. However, God had an extraordinary purpose for her. Because she accepted her role in His plan, she has been revered by both Jews and Christians as one of the greatest women in history.
Even though we may feel “ordinary,” God has an extraordinary purpose for each of us. (“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11).
We truly can make a difference. Maybe not for an entire nation, as Esther did, but for those whose lives we touch each day.
Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Purpose will explore not only the life of Esther and the extraordinary purpose she had, but it will help women today – both young and old – discover their own unique, extraordinary purpose.
Who knows? Perhaps God has placed you in the exact position you’re in “for such a time as this.”