Don’t Be a Woman Without Purpose and 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 knows exactly who she is.

They know…because she is their new queen. She is 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 as 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 everyday 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. (Taken from the Girl Defined Book).

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, make disciples (mentor), love God with all of our heart, and love our neighbor as ourselves (Matt. 28:18-20, Matt. 22:37-39). In a nutshell, that is our 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.

What is Your Passion?

Once we have our purpose firmly in view, our passion will be a natural overflow. Our passions should be built on our purpose (not the other way around). Since each of us live in different places, have 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 by? How can you serve God passionately right where He has you?

Our modern culture is getting darker by the day and is in desperate need of light to penetrate the darkness.

May we be those bright lights. May we be courageous women who love God and love people 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 from 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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  • Elaina

    I practice my singing throughout the week. He has given me a passion for music and worshiping him. Thanks for the encouraging post. Girl Defined ministries has been a big help to me lately. I respect you girls for your love for Christ and for the knowledge you share with so many young women.

  • I love Esther. She was smart and courageous. And any stereotype that says that Biblical womanhood is weak is baloney, because the Bible is full of strong, loyal, brave women.

    My purpose and passion are to bring the Gospel to the transgender community, through the four things you mention. It’s tough, because so many of them have had really painful experiences in their interactions with other Christians, so they tend to reject Christianity out of hand. But it can be so very rewarding, and it really keeps me humble.

    Thanks for a good post.

  • Livia

    I found my self in a place where I do not know what is my passion, I use to know….. I try to find joy in what I do, but there is nothing! what should I do?

    • Lizzie

      Livia, in all that you do, do to glory of God. He will show you.

    • I’ve found that helping people is a really good way to find joy. Like, maybe volunteer at a homeless shelter, or something like that.

    • Rebekah Teravskis

      Ask God for guidance and seek after the things of God and He will show you what your passion is or should be. Our passions a God-given, so go to the Giver of your passions and seek His leading and guiding in your life.

    • Amber L

      hey Livia,
      I know the feeling of thinking that what we’re doing is piontless. But the reality is, no matter where I’m at in life, no matter what circumstances I find myself in, there are 2 things I should have a passion for no matter what’s going on.
      A passion for the lost and hurting, and A passion to know God more. If you are purpose driven, it makes it a lot easier to to get things done for God.

  • Jessica

    I love this post! I have recited Esther 4:14 to myself before. I had my own plans coming out of high school, but God had a different plan for my life. I am now working a full time job in my hometown and I feel that God has placed me right in this particular business to impact my co-workers and the customers. I do feel a passion for impacting those around me and I feel full of purpose as a Christian shining a light in the world. Thank you so much for your blog posts!

  • Lizzie

    I did an entire musical in July about Esther. It was at Shiloh Bible Camp. If you’ve never heard of it before, look in to it! It is THE BEST CAMP EVER!!! seriously.

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