Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther :13-14 KJV
Vashti’s refusal to go to the feast as the King summoned was all apart of God’s plan. God knew there was an enemy waiting in earnest. He knew who could be used to defeat that enemy. Aren’t you glad God knows us and our abilities even when we don’t?. He had to remove Vashti so that Esther can become queen. When Haman began calling for the deaths of the Jews, Esther was afraid to do as Mordecai suggested. She feared for her life because to go to the King without being called meant death. She didn’t know if he would spare her. She was safely in the kingdom while the other jews feared for their lives.
Mordecai instructed her that just because she was in the King’s house that she was safe, but who knows whether she was chosen for this very thing.
Today God still knows the future, He sees the enemy roaming to and fro in earnest. God didn’t save us to his Kingdom to sit around and enjoy selfishly the fruits of his blessings. There is still an enemy out there trying to destroy our families. Don’t think, “He saved me, now I’m good, he will save my family, friends.” It may be through your testimony that He will save them. Think on Modecai’s words “And who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”