Undermining God’s Plans

by | Sep 13, 2015

Esther 6:13
And Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, “If Mordecai before whom you have begun to fall, is of the Jewish people, you will not overcome him but will surely fall before him.”

I just love the book of Esther, there’s just so much in it that shows us who God is and how He loves and defends even though His name is never mentioned.

Haman had an obvious issue with Mordecai that goes back generations and he allowed that and his pride to get him to the point where he had the plans all laid out to not only kill Mordecai, but to kill all of the Jews. This is one of those cases where bitterness was allowed to grow to a point of ridiculousness and now murder was filling his mind. Bitterness can lead you to the point of committing sins you never dreamed you were capable of! Don’t hold on to that “stuff”! Forgive and move on and if need be remove that person from your circle but don’t allow bitterness to consume you! Choose godliness over bitterness!

Have you ever had someone trying to undermine all that you are doing? You’ve watched as they go behind your back and maybe tell untruths or they tried to search out your every move so they could destroy you and what you are trying to do? If you are following God and you know you are seeking His direction then let it go! Don’t worry about what others are doing ~ keep your eyes fixed on God! In this part of the story, Haman had just prepared a gallows to have Mordecai hanged on and God spent the night while Mordecai (the Jew) was sleeping, protecting him from Haman’s plans. God kept King Ahasuerus up until he called to have the book of Memorable deeds read to him and the king remembered how Mordecai had saved his life. While Haman was trying to destroy Mordecai, God was protecting Him.

There are so many things we could draw from this but two of the things that stand out are:
1)  If someone is trying to undermine you and what you feel you are called to do, pray about it and leave them to God to take care of. Don’t get consumed with it until your focus is on them instead of God’s plan. Satan is trying to distract you and hold you back from all that God has planned.
2)  If you are the one trying to undermine someone else and what they are doing, ask yourself “WHY?” Is there bitterness from something in the past that has eaten you up to the point where all you can do is focus on destroying them and what they are doing? If so, have you stopped to realize that, that is Satan’s plan…… He wants to keep you from all that God has called you to buy keeping that bitterness alive. His plan is to destroy you and all that God has called you to! Don’t let him win! Give that person to God! If they did you wrong in the past, ask God to heal your heart so you can move forward and enjoy all that God has called you to! God is not going to allow you to not only destroy what He has called you to but His plans for someone else as well. He loves you too much! There’s no real pleasure in destroying someone else! There’s never pleasure in holding on to bitterness and unforgiveness! Joy and blessing comes when we forgive and we allow God to heal our hearts so we can be used by Him to the degree He has created and called us to be!

I would encourage you to pray today and ask God to show you how to move forward. Pray for Him to pour out His mercy and grace on you today so you can let everything that is standing in your way go! Pray for that other person in your life, pray that God will move in their life so that God can use them for what He created them for! Keep God and His plan for your life in the front of your mind! Don’t let Satan stand in the way! The best is yet to come when you can let the wrongs others have done to you go! Trust God today to take care of it!

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he, himself, must pass.” Lord Herbert