With all of the violence and persecution facing Christians around the world, it’s easy to get discouraged. But now more than ever, it’s time to stop remaining silent and start working for God’s kingdom. Because with or without us, God’s plans will be fulfilled. And it’s up to us whether or not we choose to receive the blessing of being a useful part of that plan. Think of Esther. If she hadn’t answered God’s call, He still would have saved His people. But Esther wouldn’t have shared in God’s glory, or had been queen if she told God no. As Christians we are called “with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Tim. 1:9). That means in His perfect timing, God has placed us right where He wants us. So no matter the circumstance, rejoice! For not only has God made you for a time such as this, He gives us the privilege of working with Him hand in hand!