The new State Representative for the western slope of Colorado is an expert in water, agriculture and natural resources. However, rather than being appointed to the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, the minority leader appointed him to two committees where he has no expertise — Public Health Care & Human Services and the Finance Committee. The knee jerk reaction is one of indignation at the politically motivated move. However, from a spiritual perspective, we know God often puts us in positions not of our choosing. I’m reminded of Esther being taken to the palace of King Xerxes and Mordecai’s words, “And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b NIV).