These are my notes taken from a message by Pastor Darlene Zschech. She spoke this message at Adore women's conference 2013...
If there was one thing that u could do to change the world, what would it be?
Read Duet 30:14-20
(read it here www.biblegateway.com )
Your choices matter. Every day has the opportunity to bring life or death.
The Holy Spirit is a person not an atmosphere. Be open to Him as He directs our lives. That we would choose well how we spend our time and our lives.
Esther had the responsibility of making great choices. Esther 4:13-14
He calls us not out of his need but for our fulfilment of serving him. Salvation is not dependent on what you do. You can choose not to participate. But God created us for purpose: To bring change, answer, resolve. In advance he prepared things for us to do.
You were created for warfare. What is bugging you/me?
Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.
Just like Esther; in verse 14 if you don't stand up someone else will.
Us women have a lot to say. We spend our time talking about so much that doesn't make a difference or that we can't change. Use your words wisely.
Don't be dulled down by the size of the challenge or paralysed by success or the fear of man. God wants you to say yes.
Challenge: when the Holy Spirit speaks to you say yes. Don't let your no be automatic. Wait on God. Perhaps a yes!
Read 2 Chron 16:9 God will strengthen you.
Read again Duet 30:14-20 Put him first!
1. Don't stay silent!
Read Heb 11:6
Faith without deeds is dead.
Choose to be uncomfortable. Choose to believe. Choose to walk the walk.
"Inactivity is the thief of our times."
2. Don't let anybody tell you that you are too young or too old.
God will use you! God will use us to impact the lives of others. Esther didn't know she was saving her nation. She was just a young woman orphan.
Read 1 Tim4:12 and 1 Pet 4:10
Employ your gifts
3. Don't allow time to talk you out of what you want to do. It might be an issue that's been around for a while. It might seem too hard and too big. Maybe you are here for such a time as this. Just because it has not been done before, doesn't mean it cannot be done. People will always try to eradicate hope.
4. Gods answers often make no sense. He asks you to do crazy things. He takes the little things to change a nation. Once she speaks (Esther) she has to commit. Get some resolve some attitude. There's no going back. You have to trust Him.
Without faith it is impossible to please God and with God all things are possible. Amen.