“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and rescue will arise for the Jews from elsewhere, and you and your father's household will perish; And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?" – Book of Esther, 4:14 When Mordechai reaches out to Esther and says that she has to go step up for the Jewish people, she refuses, thinking that she can’t do it. He responds by telling her that you were built for this moment. “Who knows if for this very moment you’ve become royalty.” God throws all of us challenges and sometimes we don’t think we have enough power, resources, patience, or strength to go through it. But during those difficult moments, God is saying to us is: who knows if for this reason you became who you are. You became the professional you are, the mother you are, the doctor you are, the rabbi you are, the person you are. God is always preparing us for the challenge ahead. Whenever we reach that point whe

we think we don’t have it in us, maybe it’s for that moment that we’ve been created.