Steve Jobs, the iconic former CEO of Apple Inc, said at a commencement speech he gave at Stanford, “… you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something…” That something he talked about is actually someone. He is the son of God, He is Jesus Christ. You have to trust that Jesus Christ has your back. That He will come through for you. You have to trust that all you’ve ever been through is for a purpose.

If I Perish

Esther connected the dots at a crucial point in her life, and that of her people. The Jews were about to be genocided by the ambitions of a man – Haman. Esther came to a point where she thought, perhaps, God has raised me up for a time such as this. Maybe this is why I was orphaned at an early age, this is why my people were carried away to this foreign land. This is why I was raised by Mordecai. This is why I got to marry the King, even though that was not my first choice. All these events, these dots – happened for a reason, now I can see that reason – the advancement, not vanquishment of my people. I now know what to do with my life. I will go to the King irrespective of traditions, and if I perish, I perish – I have nothing to lose.

Connect the dots

You see, when you get to that place in life, when you have nothing to loose. When everything that happened in your past, good or bad, begins to make sense. Then, in that moment, an insight will emerge as to where God wants to take you. And through that, you will understand what it is you should be doing with your time now. If you’ve ever felt confused as to your current season of life, this is what I advice of you – connect the dots. It will take some time, some prayer and some thought but do it. And when you’ve done it, you will find your purpose in this season of life. Don’t fight this purpose. You will only be wasting precious time if you ignore it. Lean in to it, yield. Embrace it. It’s yours.

…and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish , I perish – Esther 4:16