One of the most remarkable stories in the Holy Bible can be found in the book of Esther Chapter 2:1-16, where we witnessed the transformation of an orphan into a queen. It all began with the ouster of queen Vashti from the palace in Shushan by King Ahasuerus. This story carries so much positive lessons and encouragements for those who desire to succeed in life.
Every step you take will make or mar your destiny
The path to greatness cannot be seen with the physical eyes, but as we rely on the unfailing guidance of the Holy Spirit, our ways become distinct and sure. That was exactly what happened to Esther when her uncle brought her from her home town to Shushan. It was a divine step that brought her close to her destiny.
If she had not left her home town at that material point in time, her place would have been taken over by someone else. At each stage in our journey towards of desired goal in life, the need to absolutely trust in God for direction cannot be compromised. I have seen individuals spending thousands of dollars to travel to foreign countries in search of greener pasture and all they got was repatriation.
Only God knows your beginning and ending
I have seen paupers becoming kings and Kings becoming paupers. God is the one who can lift up and at the same time, lift up. He does this so that mankind will know that he has sovereign power over all creation. Who would have believed that an orphan will become the favorite of a King? It was just impossible to believe, but with God nothing is impossible. He knows our ending from our beginning.
God is always ahead of your enemies
I am always amazed whenever I see people spending hours casting out perceived demons and enemies from their life. Why worry over something which has already been taken care of? The Almighty God has gone ahead of our enemies and will frustrate all their plans concerning our life!
Mordecai saw Esther as a threat to his evil plan and ambition and hatched an evil plan to eliminate the people of Israel. He never knew that his plan was already exposed by God. The instrument of destruction he built for Haman and his people was eventually used to terminate his life.
When God favors you, men will equally favor you
The favor of God is a vital instrument to our accelerated progress in life. Favor will transform a man from nobody to somebody within a split second. Esther obtained favor from God and when it was time for the beautiful maiden to appear before King Ahasuerus, she never bothered about making up her face with artificial beauty items. All she took along to the palace was the favor of God which made Ahasuerus to favor her above her contemporaries.