Are you a current day Esther? {2}

December 30, 2013

Are you a current day Esther? {2}


You may read Part 1 here: {Part 1 of 3}

{Part 2 of 3}
2) She didn’t rush God’s plan; she walked in patience & obedience:
Esther 2:10-12, “Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.  Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.”
Zechariah 3:7, “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.”
Being the planner that I am, having a goal clearly outlined, and a plan of action is very important to me.  Esther didn’t seem to have this problem. She was a woman who could “go with the flow” and simply walk in patience & obedience.  Had she gotten impatient with God’s timing, she could have messed everything up, which would have been catastrophic for the Jewish people. However, she stayed true to God & her people & patiently walked in obedience to Him.
3) She used her position of power for God’s glory & not her own gain:
Esther 2:21-22, “During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai.”
When given a position of power, human beings naturally struggle to maintain humility. However, in this case, Esther remained pure before God & simply used her budding position of power for God’s glory.   This was only the beginning of God using her voice…
4) She boldly took a stand, at the risk of her own death:
Esther 4:10-11, “Then she instructed him to say to Mordecai, All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king.’”
Esther 4:15-16, “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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Until Then,

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Satin Pelfrey

Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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