My all time favorite Bible story is Esther- a young orphan girl who becomes Queen! #Yaaas
Let me tell you how it went down!..
pretty young thang...
So, back in the day this King named Xerxes was searching for a new Queen. His last one was insubordinate and churlish so he gave her the boot. #Savage. One night at 3am he sends out a tweet looking for a new PYT.
when the #GlamSquad comes thru...
With her cousin's mentorship and a bomb glam squad (from some ancient places comparable to Burke Williams & Sephoria) Esther went through months of beauty treatments to prepare for a eHarmony encounter with the King. She won the admiration of pretty much everyone who laid eyes on her, so naturally King Xerxes was smitten, placed a crown on her head and she became Queen Esther! [Not to be confused with the Queen Bey] #Slay
bae has a little secret...
What he didn't know was that Queen Esther was a Jew. She kept her family background and race a secret, like her cousin instructed.
Over time one thing lead to another, and this King approves a plan, created by his evil homie, that would kill and eliminate ALL Jews. Yikes! (Meanwhile he still has no clue bae is a Jew.) Esther hears about the ratchet plan, and lowkey freaks out. She FaceTimes her cousin for support & direction. S.O.S
for such a time as this!
Of course this would be the time for her to speak up and put her husband in check, right?! Well... even though she was the Queen, back then the rule with approaching royalty was, "don't come for me unless I send for you." Literally, approaching the King without an invitation could get you straight up killed on the spot!
Esther got a text from her cousin that said,
"Don’t think that just because you live in the king’s house you’re the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out." 4:12
He was letting her know her silence could have great consequences. BUT should she chose to risk it all, her position, and access to power, could save THE DAY!
Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.” 4:13
"This" requires bravery
Queen Esther replies like the baddest female heroines of all time,
"I’ll go to the king, even though it’s forbidden. If I die, I die.” Esther 4:16 msg
The Bible tells us she approaches the King & he welcomes her in! After a strategic dinner or two he agrees to giving her whatever she wants (Just like a man -_- jk jk). The ridiculous executive order gets cancelled, her cousin/mentor even got a promotion, and ALL the Jews were saved!
This is why I am such a fan of Esther. Despite her young age, racial back ground and the fact that she had no parents, she STILL was chosen by God for a large purpose!
Yes, it's awesome that she had physical beauty and that she was reigning on some First Lady status, but what stood out to me most was her BRAVERY. She wasn't just cute. She was audacious. She was strategic. She had solid character. She listened to mentors. She could be trusted.
I believe she knew God was in control, so she walked in integrity and boldness- even at the expense of her own life! #WhereTheyDoThatAt
She recognized none of what was on the outside mattered if what was on the inside couldn't carry her.
I want to be a modern day Esther!! I don't want to be consumed with trying to be cute, having tons of followers, likes, views, status, self gratifying relationships or tons of money... while all those things are cool,
I want to walk with integrity! I want to walk with courageous faith!
I want to use all that God has entrusted me with to serve others.
Like this historic Queen in the Bible, I believe God has me on a"such a time as this" mission! My journey is 29 1/2 years in the making y'all! Bring.it.on.
Thank for reading!! :)
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