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So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in Susa the citadel in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken into the king’s palace and put in the custody of Hegai, who had charge of the women.
We always make this sound somewhat like the “Cinderella” story, but in all seriousness, this had to be terrifying on many levels. Yes, if she were “lucky” enough the girl would become queen, but if she wasn’t……. all she would ever be was a concubine. Esther had already been taken from her homeland with her parents who passed away and she was raised by her cousin. She was more than likely quite young, much younger than we would consider here in the U.S. to give to someone to marry. She was beautiful and sweet, but do you really think she thought she had it together enough to be the queen of the land? When you read the book of Esther you realize that she was also wise for her years, so I believe she understood when she was taken that this was not just some Cinderella story or “The Bachelor”.
How are you feeling at this point in the “story” of your life? Have you got this or has God dropped something in your lap that you are feeling as though could be beyond what you feel qualified or able to do? God has built within you what you need to succeed at this, just like He did Esther. Don’t allow what has happened to you in your past, or where you have come from, or divorce, or the lifestyle you or someone else in your life has lived keep you from His palace! Remember Ruth? She was looking to be able to glean from the field to have enough food for her and Naomi to eat and God wanted her to own the field! Remember Joseph? He wanted out of prison and God wanted Him in the palace! Remember the Israelites in the Wilderness? They wanted to go back to Egypt (captivity) and God wanted to give them the Promised Land (Freedom)! Allow God to use whatever is going on or has happened for His glory and for your good.
God has given you what you need, you need to keep telling yourself that over and over ~ “I have what it takes to do this!” Turn all those lies and self doubt around and replace them with what God has to say! God has created you with the ability to do what He is calling you to do! He will equip you in areas you need help in! Dig deep girl, hold your head up and walk in the confidence that God is by your side! Don’t waste another day just sitting there, get busy doing what He is calling you to do! The best is yet to come!
“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there!” Will Rogers
Hi!!! Remember me? I ask for prayer a few months ago because I was going through a financial struggle, just wanna say I’m getting my breakthrough!!!! Thanks to everyone for their prayers and encouragement. God Bless!!!! 🙂
AWESOME!!!! Thanks for sharing Sandra and congratulations on your breakthrough! That is such an encouragement! God Bless, Janet
I’m getting married in march. And I often feel so unqualified to be a wife or a mom or sometimes even a sane woman. And when my fiancé and I argue, those thoughts are even more present. I have no doubt Satan is trying to distract me from the real purpose of this marriage. Bringing God the glory x2. 🙂 just when I feel like I really can’t do it, He reminds me I can because HE can. Thank you for this. I was called Esther earlier in the week and it was just now brought up again with what you wrote. I think He’s trying to tell me something. Loved this!
Hey Ali, We as women always seem to be our own worst critics, but obviously this man loves you and feels that you are more than qualified! You are qualified in God’s eyes and I know He will give you the wisdom you need if you allow Him to! I will praying for you!God bless, Janet