This is yet another clarion call for millennials to arise and build this country.
When we were young children we referred to us future leaders but the season has now changed. We are no longer future leaders. The time is ripe for us to lead this country not merely at the forefront in politics, but with our own lives. The greatest leadership is how you will choose to steward your life.
The country as is lies in a sad state with an almost negligible value system. It is upon us to build a value system for this country. This is not an easy task. But, this nation is our inheritance from God, it is a land that flows with milk and honey. There are talks amongst us that this country cannot be changed but we must arise and give a different report.
The land that the Israelites said was full of giants and could not be subdued, was the same land Joshua and Caleb said flowed with milk and honey. Are there giants in this land? Yes! But God has given us weapons and strategies to defeat these enemies. A whole generation missed out on its inheritance because they complained and criticized the inheritance that God had prepared for them.
The blessing that rests on the righteous releases strength and favour to the entire city, but shouts of joy will be heard when the wicked one dies.
Many times just like Elijah we are discouraged because we feel like we are the only ones who care. Often I have found myself wondering whether my choices affect our country. Whether my prayers as an individual make a difference in this nation. However, Daniel is a great example that one man’s prayer can change the course of a nation. Esther is an example that one woman can save a nation. Through one man Jesus Christ the light has come to the world.
Our lives will only make a meaningful difference if we decide to live for more than ourselves. Like Esther, we must be willing to take risks for our nation. Like Daniel we must pray without ceasing for our nation. Like Joshua and Caleb we must always give a good report about our country. Like Joseph we must be faithful in all the places that God has placed us. Like Nehemiah we must build in spite of heckling voices. Like David we must choose to pursue above all else the heart of God for ourselves and for our generation. This is how we must lead this generation.
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place but you and your father’s house will perish. Who knows whether you have attained royal status for such a time as this.
Coincidentally, as I was writing this post I came across an article that stated that this is the Jewish month of Adar where many moons ago the Jewish people celebrated the feast of Purim after averting a possible Jewish holocaust that was being orchestrated by an evil man Hamaan. When Esther realized that she had a become a queen for that very moment, it was a defining moment. We were born in this nation at such a time as this and like Esther we must choose to make bold and courageous choices for this generation.
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