Summary: A look into Esther’s decision to stand even though her situation was not so good.
Esther 4: 13-17 13. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.
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?
15. Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,
16. Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
17. So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.
Theme: Life is not always easy, but we are here for a reason. Christians must be leaders even at times when the world is against them.
Most of the time, we can say life is pretty good. The events that took place in Esther transpired two weeks before Passover, and was a great deliverance for the Jews.
I. Remember who you are
Mordecai reminds her of where she came from, and that she is a child of God.
Mordecai is basically telling her, “take a look at yourself, Remember
II. Reflect on your ministry
Then Mordecai tells her ...you’re not all that special..
SHE MIGHT OF THOUGH “Look here, I got into this palace, look at this body, the King favored me over all the other women...I’m the Queen of these 127 providences.” and MORDECAI let’s her know... “if you keep your mouth shut now, then God is going to raise up somebody else amongst the people, and they will bring deliverance.” However little cuz, you and your father’s house will be destroyed.
III. Realize your potential
Mordecai says “ who knows, maybe you are where you are for a time just like this. Maybe God put you here for the deliverance of the people