Esther realized that she had been inserted into God’s plan. Her Uncle had made clear the truth—God’s plan will be executed, our choice to be a part is a step of faith, but one that does have consequence. Esther knew what she had to do, she called upon God’s people to fast and pray. She and her folks joined them in fasting and praying and at the end, she agreed to approach the King even if it meant her very life.
We have to have the right attitude about God’s plan, our submission and our faith. We have to believe God will do what he has set out to do. We then have to submit to prayer and obedience even fasting to prepare to hear from him and see his mighty work. Then, finally, we have to step out in faith even at risk of life and livelihood to allow him to show his glory and protect and provide. There are no short cuts to honoring God. We simply have to follow him and trust his leadership. When we choose to disobey, he still executes his plan through others, but we lose out on the opportunity to benefit from his plan. Obey, seek him and watch him work in your life—that is how we are allowed to be a part of his amazing journey.
God Bless You
12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “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.”
17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.