God is raising you up to fulfill your purpose in this generation! In every generation, God has a group of people that He uses to shine bright in the darkness! Though the darkness continues to cover the earth (Isaiah 60), God shines His light in and through you to be an influencer in the world! Though darkness looms, your light shines bright and is a demonstration before men and kings.
Queen Esther rose to fulfill her purpose in Esther 4. When the king and His kingdom were planning to destroy an entire generation of God's people, Esther chose to rise up in fulfill her destiny. Esther had to make a decision; either she would remain silent and God would raise up someone else to use, or she would deny her own fear and take her divine purpose in history.
Esther 4:14 reads, "You have come into the kingdom for such a time as this". You have been born into the kingdom for this time on earth! You have a purpose to fulfill in your generation. You being on planet earth in 2016 is no accident! God has hand selected a generation of world changers to run this final leg of time!
Don't let the cares of life or intimidation of man (or women) rob you of fulfilling your destiny! The enemy wants to paralyze God's people with darkness--choose today to fulfill God's purpose in your generation and run God's race like never before! Arise and shine; the light has come. It's time to SHINE!