Esther 4:14 -- 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?
This is one of my most favorite verses in the Bible. Anytime I am faced with a challenge, or a life-changing opportunity, I think of this verse. Mordecai's insight encouraged Esther, and she became a grandmother of Jesus. What great feats we could accomplish if we just keep in mind that no matter what lies ahead of us, it is God's will in our lives to go through it without fear. If we don't take the opportunities presented to us, someone else will, to our own detriment.
So, when you are faced with possible tribulation if you make a decision that is courageous and principled, know that God is with you. Have the faith to believe that God will make the bumpy road smooth. Understand that GOD put you in THIS place, at THIS time, in order to give you a life more abundant, both for you AND your progeny.
There is a reason for everything. Are you ready to take a risk for the Kingdom?