From the Bible on Business – Opportunity

Your Opportunity

We have an opportunity in our day to day business life to make a difference. Many times these opportunities are viewed as obstacles or challenges and no matter how scary or how much we fear them, it is through Gods power we are able to get through them.

Some examples might be working with non-believers or working in difficult environments. Your situation may be hard to deal with and you find yourself wondering why you are in this position and how it could ever turn into an opportunity from God?

I have found myself in this position many times throughout my career and constantly find strength in the story of Esther.

Mordecai believed Esther was placed in the King’s household by divine appointment to do God’s timely work. He had witnessed the power and faithfulness of God unfold over the years and sensed God was bringing all the pieces together. He pleaded with Esther to put her life on the line because he believed in the promises of God. It took an unparalleled amount of courage for Esther to go before the king.

We have our opportunity as Esther had hers.

Difficult situations are no excuse for failing to perform the duties God puts in front of us. With opportunity comes choice and we can choose to sit back or to grasp the opportunity we have been given and draw from our faith and make a difference.

With God we are able to face those fears head on and accomplish what he has put in front of us. God also helps us overcome those fears through our faith and obedience to him. We can choose, just as Esther did, whether or not to respond. It serves to remind us, God takes care of us no matter what the circumstance.

Dianna Benavides is a regional director for EmployBridge and resides in Houston, Texas.

““All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live.

Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days.” So they told Mordecai Esther’s words. And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 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?”

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!””

Esther‬ ‭4:11-16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬