DCL 6.4 Meditation | The Queen of Beauty and Courage
A message by John Ortberg.
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(Try and make space to listen to this session in one sitting)
ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION
Take a few minutes to read through the story of Esther.
John suggests that we may all have a “shadow mission”, a deviation from our God given mission, which is centred around ourselves in some way. How aware are you of your shadow mission…how would you define it?
It takes courage to move away from your shadow mission and to get back on track with your God directed mission.
“For such a time as this” are the powerful words issued by Mordecai to Esther, to focus her on the “bigger picture” as to just why she was in the position she was in. Esther fasted and prayed, asking for courage to undertake her task. When is the last time you did this to face a task you were fearful of? Why not set aside a day to fast and pray and see what God does.
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