All along I had been jolly and ecstatic, until I hopped along with a smiley face to the computer, and right there in my bank account I found a mishap. I immediately called mr. B and explained my change of mood from 'happy' to 'foul.' Life, you see, could take you right from the top of a high roller coaster where you are indeed "high," and drop you right into the center of the bottom of an ocean. Immediately, thoughts that weren't there before over-flooded me, thoughts like my numerous job applications that are pending, my current status in the United States, my current lack of a car, and my dream of my own little fancy apartment with the interior decorations my heart so desires, and my huge vision for the future that seemed so real and yet so far-fetched (more like "only God can bring that one to fruition" because this vision is hu-ge!!!).
And so I got on the train and brought out my bible, as my American seat buddy stared on at me. He must have been thinking I'd lost it because my bible is a huge red bible, and my luxurious chanel bag (in my dreams) was just managing to carry it (ok, my bag is cute but it's really not chanel...lol). That's how I started hearing 'something' whisper in my ears...before she became a queen...before she became a queen. At that moment I caught it. I figured God was trying to tell me something, and the most beautiful story I knew about a queen was in the book Of Esther. And this is where my story begins...
Her name was Hadassah. Esther. Star. She was a star, but she didn't realize it yet. She was a Jew, yet she was just the average every-day chick, you know...one of those ones like you and I, the girl next door. The girl whose beauty was a sight to behold but yet who still didn't take herself too seriously. If she lived in the 21st century she may just have opted to wear jeans and sneakers to the movie theater, as opposed to a fancy dress and tall stilettos, oh anything for comfort.!!!
She looked very normal and she acted very normal, yet there was a pain inside her that no one could see, except herself. Oh, did you know that she lost both of her parents at a very tender age? Oh life did treat her badly. Yes, she had to be brought up by her uncle, who took it upon himself to call her "daughter." Yet, she knew that the love of her uncle could never replace the love of a father. Oh, she longed for someone to call "daddy," but no matter how much she dreamed or how much she cried, her father could not return her embrace. But one thing God told me about Hadassah last night was that she had something called "Endurance." She endured for goodness knows how long. She waited on her God. She was also a very obedient girl, for she was easy to love by her uncle. Therefore, she became a target for God. She became his instrument.
"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing" (James 1:2-4). "...knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope..."(Romans 5:3-4). "And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:11-12).
If Hadassah had not been patient, then she would have lacked something. But in her loss she found joy. And in her perseverance she built up her character. And when it was time to choose a "beautiful young virgin" for the king, of course she was ready...God Himself had been preparing her all this time. Her character had been transformed to something called "hope," a phenomenon that causes a small person to see a mighty bright light at the end of the tunnel. She had it now. She had all that it took to become the Queen...one of the most powerful queens in the whole of history, who changed the history of the Jews forever. She was well equipped.
But the real story was before she became a queen...
Before you become the Queen or king God has already created you to be, I want you to target all your energy into the preparation stages. Try and see what God is trying to do for you. Try and catch the various roles of kingship and royalty. In your princely robes start learning how to become the King that will ascend to the throne. So that you will be ready when the time comes. Life has its ups and downs, but you have the power of joy to live through it.
"Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage, as they pass through the Valley of Baca ("weeping" or "sorrow"), they make it a spring." Psalm 84:5-6
This psalm is dedicated to anonymous#1 who talked abt Depression in my post called "Before the Silver Cord gets Loosed." The spirit of depression is not your portion. I already know God is taking you somewhere, infact that's why you feel that way in your emotions.
Learnt this scripture from E last night. Thanks.
Humor: The girl in the picture is dancing to Yahoooozeeeeeeee!!!! Lol.