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Be a Woman Whose Purpose Fuels Your Passion

By: Kristen Clark

She went from a nobody to a world changer within a matter of months. This young woman was nothing more than a peasant girl when her life took a drastic, unexpected turn. Nobody knew her name. But now, everybody in the kingdom knew exactly who she was. They knew…because she was their new queen.

She was Esther.

The true story of Esther is like the biblical version of a “Cinderella” story. However, Esther’s life was anything but glamorous. Ripped from her home and family, forced to live in the king’s harem, and then ultimately forced to marry a man she didn’t even know…Esther’s life was not perfectly romantic.

And to top things off, she suddenly finds herself, along with all of her people (the Jews), in grave danger.

Haman, the King’s wicked advisor, was planning to kill and destroy all of the Jews. Here’s a snippet from the Girl Defined book sharing how Esther wrestled with what to do next:

“As she wrestled with the life-threatening circumstances before her, she probably wondered why God had put her in that position (Esther 4:11). Mordecai [Esther’s cousin] reminded her of God’s bigger plan: ‘For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’ (v. 14).

Esther responded to Mordecai’s counsel by asking all the Jews to fast alongside her for three days.

At the end of the three days, she made the courageous choice to place her life on the line in hopes of saving God’s people (vv. 15–17). Esther was placed on this earth and commissioned by God for ‘such a time as this.’ In the end, Esther’s courageous act saved the lives of every Jew. Esther is one of my favorite women in the Bible because she was a girl with guts. Serious guts.

She blows the stereotypical portrait of weak biblical womanhood out of the water.

This girl had purpose and passion in life. She had fire. She embraced whatever God threw her way. She didn’t allow her less-than-ideal circumstances to stunt her passion and purpose. She honored God right where He placed her.

As modern Christian women, we can learn a lot from Esther’s life. She didn’t wait until life was perfect to start serving God. She didn’t wait until she was older to start making a difference. She bloomed right where God planted her. She lived every day with purpose and passion.

Just like Esther, God has placed you on this earth during this time period, in your country, in your city for such a time as this.

God handpicked you to come into this world exactly when you arrived.

You aren’t here by accident. You are here on a God-defined assignment.”

God has placed each one of us right where we are on purpose and for a purpose. We have the ability to make a huge impact on our families, friends, churches, and communities, right where God has us – today.

One of the most tragic things we could do with our lives would be to coast through it without intentionally living for God.

What is Your Purpose?

As Christian girls, we all have the same underlying purpose in life. We are called to share the gospel — the GREAT news of Jesus Christ — to make disciples (mentor others), to love God with all of our heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matt. 28:18-20, Matt. 22:37-39). In a nutshell, that is our ultimate purpose.

If we don’t do anything else in life, but do those four things well, we will have lived a purposeful life. May we not miss the purpose for our lives. May we not lose sight of why we’re here on this earth. We must build our goals, plans, dreams, and schedules on the foundation of our ultimate purpose. Once we understand our purpose, we can then pursue our passions rightly.

What is Your Passion?

Our passions should be built on our purpose (not the other way around). Since each one of us lives in a different place, has different gifts, and different spheres of influence, our passions will each look different.

For me, my passions are to reach young women through Girl Defined Ministries, serve at my church, love people well, and bless my husband and family. What gifts has God given you? What kinds of people has God surrounded you with? How can you serve God passionately right where He has you?

May we be courageous women who love God and love people well as we live out our purpose in this world.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

I’d love to hear from you now!

  • How do you live out your purpose in practical ways during the week?
  • What passions has God given you that are fueled by your purpose?

To discover more about how to live with purpose and passion as a woman, we recommend grabbing a copy of our book, Girl Defined.

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11 Responses to Be a Woman Whose Purpose Fuels Your Passion

  1. Shannon Kingsbury says:

    I live out my purpose during the week by focusing on doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. You don’t know how God will use your experiences now to prepare you for something later, so focusing on learning and thriving right where you are is essential. Thank you for this post, Kristin!

  2. Shanae B says:

    Awesome and encouraging post! Needed to hear this today, it’s so easy to get worn down and grow weary. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Chelsea Ejimakor says:

    During the week, I worship the Lord with other believers. Thanks a lot for this post. I am sure that it will encourage the most people in this world to live for Christ.

  4. Gabriela says:

    I had been thinking about this topic for the past two weeks, and it’s so good to see that God keeps confirming His truth to us.

    During the week, I live purposefully by intentionally spending time with God and by looking for ways to serve others, even if it’s just in my house with my family. Some passions God has given me are dancing and other theatrical and visual arts, and also working with children. I purposefully look for scenarios where I know I can use my talents for God’s glory and not my own

  5. Esther Roos says:

    Funny this popped into my inbox. . . My name’s Esther! I was named after Queen Esther.

  6. God's Gal says:

    Thank you Kristen & Bethany for your encouragement. Enjoy planting seeds to those unsaved that I am near. Serving at my church, helping families in need of something they cannot afford such as a Christmas gifts, really enjoy listening to messages my Pastor speaks on, peayi for other’s, reading Godly books, & spending time with my family. Thank you for your video’s. They are truly are encouraging

  7. Getty Geta says:

    This is an awesome interaction with the story of Esther,thanks girl defined

  8. Getty Geta says:

    I believe that us too can serve God with the same or more committment and devotion,choose to different in this cruel generation

  9. Rose says:

    All my life I’ve been told that serving is my gift. I’ve served people all my life but no I know what my passion is. I want to be a changer, and how has blessed me with a writing talent something I have known that I have from the time I was young but something I am scared to become my reality. But now I’m not scared anymore and I’m ready to use my talent for God.
    I’m still searching to see what other passions I have but I’m ready to set aside my fear and human selfishness.

    • Esther Roos says:

      I agree! I want to be a changer. I have a lot of passions: ballet, writing, and singing. It’s so hard because I don’t know what I’m going to do (career wise). These things are good for a changer, as you put it; it’s just so hard to choose! I’ll probably do all three!

  10. Ruth says:

    Yesterday, a friend and I were talking about gifts God gives us. I love being hospitable! The past couple months, I’ve been thinking about how to serve at my new home church and want to get involved in the Breakfast ministry but am apprehensive. I love to make things and be a blessing but sometimes I let my fear get the best of me. I know I need to let it go and trust God. Thank you for the inspiring post!

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