I have heard it said, “Never doubt that one person can make a difference.” Godly men and women can make a difference with the help of God’s providential care and grace. A little influence can go along way, and the Lord will put us in difficult situations to make differences that will impact others and change circumstances for his glory.

Today’s verse illustrates that Esther, like Christ, became an advocate for the Jewish people. God’s providential care is seen throughout the Bible. He raises a Jewish girl out of obscurity to become the queen of the most powerful empire in the world. He gives Esther great favor in the sight of the king, and he brings about the new decree that brings victory to the Jews.

Esther lived a life according to God’s instructions and her obedience gave credibility to the message God gave her. But she had to decide to act.

God desires for all to come to know him through his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus made the most profound difference by dying on the cross for each and every person. We would not be changed or forgiven if it weren’t for him. He wants us to use that difference to help others see it as well.

If people around you had to describe your impact on them in one sentence, what would they say? God designed you to make a difference, and this is your “ministry." Keep running your race, trusting and obeying God and allowing him to guide you with his providential care.

Lord, I need your providential care, grace and strength to make a difference in this world. Help me to be committed to honoring you and helping others. Father, I am completely dependent upon you and I know that you will use me to bring you glory, and to make a difference in this world. Amen.

Go Deeper — Just because God has not called you to save a race of people like Esther doesn't mean you have no purpose. All he needs is a willing and obedient heart. Will you allow him to make a difference through you in his Spirit's strength, starting today?

Read FurtherAre you all in for God to use you right now in your life to make a difference?

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