Lessons from Esther : Act Like A Queen To Get Your King.

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Lessons from Esther : Act Like A Queen To Get Your King.

There are lessons from Esther that all women need to learn from.  If you really study her, she is someone that you will come to admire.  For today’s challenge in the first day of the single woman’s challenge, I will be to look at Queen Esther.

But before we get started, let me outline what the single woman’s challenge is. I saw a single’s woman’s challenge on another blog and felt inspire to do my own rendition of it.  Click here to check out that blog.

Today (Day 1) challenge is  

Day 1: Life Verse

Find a Bible verse that speaks to you and make it your life verse. Focus on having it memorized by then end of the 30 days. Post it where you can see it every day. Lessons from Esther : Act Like A Queen To Get Your King.Journal about it. Be creative with it. Why did you choose that verse? What does it mean to you? How does it give you strength? Or how does it give you direction?

As soon as I heard this challenge, I immediately though of Queen Esther. And how her becoming queen seem so accidental, but yet it was so calculated.

Check out this Bible Verse

When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her. Esther 2:15Lessons from Esther : Act Like A Queen To Get Your King.

I particularly love the end of the verse with explained how Queen Esther won favor in all of those who saw her. This is one of the first lessons from Esther to pay attention to. If you read the Bible then we know Esther was an orphan who became queen.  A true Cinderella story indeed.  But I can recall as I read, the end of this verse how Esther won favor in all those who saw her, pulled out a different meaning for me.

There was a lot of virgins who were gathered to possibly be queen and it was a long shot that Esther would be chosen.  But the thing that set her apart was that people liked her, she was a good person, and everyone who encouraged her remembered her.

Queen Esther was not fake, backstabbing, conniving, rude, or cold hearted.  She was a women who people loved to be around and for that the king chose her. Yet another one of the many lessons from Esther to pay attention to. The king chose her she did not have to go running after him. Also check out my blog on why you shouldn’t chase men. 

The book of Esther is such a short book. But there are so many lessons from Esther that come in such a short book. I think we all imagine that Esther chose some items came into the king’s chamber, they slept together, and he chose her to be queen.  But I like to think that it was more than that.  Since when can sex win over a man? (Click here to read more on my blog about sex not winning over a man).  Who is to say that the king had not heard of Esther before he even met her?  She won favor of everyone around her including Hegai the one who was in charge of all the virgins.

While Esther was walking around being herself impressing everyone.  I am sure there was talk around the castle about who this woman was.  What a great woman she was, and how she would be great for the king.  Even Hegai who had been living in the palace and knew the king, Lessons from Esther : Act Like A Queen To Get Your King.advised Esther on what to take with her as she would spend the night with the king.

This brings me more lessons from Esther and why I love this verse so much.  If you are so busy being a good person then you never know who you may meet along the way.  And you never know who will help you along the way.  You do not have to pretend to be someone else or be the stereotypical evil back stabbing woman to get ahead.  Just be you, and through being you, you will go to places that you never thought possible.

Have you every heard of how your reputation can proceed you?  When you show people your true self and maintain a good reputation then people will be willing to help you just as Hegai helped Esther.  People will fall in love you with and sing your praises to others.  And just like Esther your King may catch wind of you and want to get to know you, because of the wonderful things that he has heard about you.

You reputation should precede you, but in a good way.  Can you imagine how this story could have been different if Esther was a cold hearted hateful human being? The Lessons from Esther would look very different.  We would be talking how not to act.  The king would not have been attracted to her, he just got rid of a defiant queen (Vashti) so why would he want another woman that is going to cause him problems. He may have not married or she may have suffered the same fate as Vashti.

The key lessons from Esther, is that you never know who is watching you.  You never know if those people who are watching you will tell other people good things about you or tell other people how crazy you are. And other people’s opinion of you could bring you a king, a promotion, a job, an opportunity OR it can have the adverse effects and make you lose out on all of the above.  Food for thought.

Check out the Other Single Woman’s Challenge for the Month

 

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38 Comments

  1. As a single guy myself – I can vouch that this is great advice! Just be yourself, and the right guy will come into your life eventually!

  2. “If you are so busy being a good person then you never know who you may meet along the way. And you never know who will help you along the way. You do not have to pretend to be someone else or be the stereotypical evil back stabbing woman to get ahead.” You really don’t. Thank you for this post!

  3. Oh, so many women should be reading this!!! Love Esther and your relevant connections for every woman! Would you consider sharing on my new Fresh Market Friday link-up?

    • Yes. I went to your site and shared it. Thank you so much. I would love to join your link up on a weekly basis. I love when like minded people connect.

  4. We can learn so much from Esther. You’re right, you never know who is watching! But it’s likely that someone is! Our actions can be a beautiful testimony. And while you shouldn’t act a certain way to gain favor with mankind, trying to be a biblical woman and gaining favor with God will have the same outcome! My life verse is Micah 6:8. Definitely a daily challenge! Blessings on your week, Sophia!

  5. So true: “Just be you, and through being you will allow you to go to places that you never thought possible.” This is advice we all need to remember and follow. Thanks for sharing, Sophia.

  6. Lovely thoughts! I love the Esther passage and lesson. Visiting from #Grace& Truth today.

  7. what a wonderful post! And it is so true – if you are true to yourself and who God created you to be, He will make sure that the right people take notice, and you will be praised and rewarded for your actions. Thanks for reminding us of this truth!

  8. This is encouraging,especially the fact that the king looked at the inner beauty,to work on our character and not just beauty and make-ups.

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