Faithful and Prepared

Faithful and Prepared

by Inspiration Ministries

"Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother … When the king’s command and decree were heard ... Esther also was taken to the king’s palace." – Esther 2:7-8 NKJV On the surface, there is no evidence that Esther and her cousin Mordecai were special. There was no reason to expect that they might play a significant role in the history of their people. They just seemed like average Jewish exiles living in Persia. But everything changed suddenly when the king rejected his queen and determined to find a new wife. Trained by Mordecai, Esther was a good student, prepared and ready for whatever opportunity might arise. When she was called upon, God granted her favor, and she became queen of the entire kingdom! She was ready because she was a godly woman with godly attitudes. She was humble and faithful in all she did. She demonstrated loyalty and was sensitive to the times. She was ready to exercise faith and act when opportunities appeared. Esther’s success is a testimony to the impact of being prepared and faithful, always ready for more responsibilities and blessings. The Bible tells us that God honors people with this kind of commitment and who are faithful and trustworthy. God looks to see what you do with your time, talents, and treasures. He wants to see if you are faithful and trustworthy to develop the gifts He has given you. Seek to be faithful and a good steward of the resources He gives you. Humble yourself before Him. Demonstrate through what you do and say that Jesus has changed your life. Prayer Father, help me be faithful in everything I do. Help me be sensitive to Your leading and prepared to fulfill Your plans. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Esther 2