For such a time as this…

As one of my teacher’s said to me last week, “Quarantine has been good to you – You made it into the Marine Corps Marathon. You had a baby donkey. And now you have been named superintendent.” He is right – and all thanks to God. He is good.

The title of this blog is For Such A Time As This. This comes from Esther 4.14 – “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

As I was thinking about Esther I googled her story and found this devotional:

For Such a Time as This…by Inspiration Ministries

The order had been given. The Jews in Persia were to be killed. Even though she was Persia’s queen, Esther did not know if she could make a difference. But her cousin, Mordecai, recognized that Esther had been prepared uniquely by God for this crisis. Though she had doubts, he told her, “Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

After a time of fasting, Esther approached the king. Wonderfully, her courageous actions changed the course of history and saved her people.

There are many reasons why we might feel inadequate, unworthy, or incapable of making a difference. We might like to be somewhere else, doing something different.

But God has a plan for our lives. He has uniquely prepared each of us to accomplish something special for His Kingdom. The world is changed and lives are saved when individual men and women realize that they have been called “for such a time as this” and, through faith, they take action.

Today, God has called you “for such a time as this.” It is no accident that you are where you are, doing what you’re doing. In special ways, the Lord has uniquely prepared you to accomplish certain tasks for His Kingdom. You also need to remember that God has an appointed time for every event in your life.

Do not doubt or be discouraged or afraid. Trust God, and focus on His call for your life. He has called you for such a time as this, for this date with destiny. Be faithful to Him, and He will bless you!

Over the last 2 1/2 years God has blessed me with the best mentor an educator could ask for. Mr. Greene taught us daily. We will miss his leadership, wisdom, and wit. He has paved the way for continued excellence at DCS. I am truly excited about this next chapter in my joy story.

God has truly blessed me on my faith journey. He is positioning me in a place to begin my days on my knees, in front of Him, and asking how I can serve Him best at Dayton City School. I am merely a small town girl from Arkansas who found her way to TN through a series of leaps of faith. And now, He is using me For Such a Time As This…

My life verse:

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11.1

God has continued to use this verse in my life over and over again. He is faithful to complete the good work He begins…

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1.6

Leaning on Him, Serving others, Humbly walking with my Lord!

PS: We named our baby donkey Asher Elijah. My niece suggested Asher because it means New Beginning or Happiness. During this time we all need a little happiness and God knew I would have another new beginning ahead of me. Then a dear friend suggested Elijah and Elijah means Yahweh – Lord. I liked it too. They both had meaning for such a time as this…so Asher Elijah it is. The Lord brought us a new beginning in the form of little Asher to help us find joy and happiness every day. As we take this journey, one day at a time.

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4 responses to “For such a time as this…

  1. Gail L. Cowdin

    Congratulations Trish! Wishing you all the best!

  2. Thanks so much Gail! Big job but God knows what he is doing! 😉

  3. Amber Murphy

    Congratulations! I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue my employment under such incredible administration! Thank you for sharing your amazing story. You are truly an inspiration. 💞

  4. Mike Newsom

    So very proud of you! Your love for the kids and devotion to the staff and teachers is evident in the many hours you work, even through this trying time. I’m thankful they have you in this new capacity, and that you have the support of those you have worked with for many years at DCS. God has blessed you with this opportunity, and at such a great place with wonderful people that we both have come to think of as family. : )

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