Esther 3:7-11 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar. (8) And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws: therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them. (9) If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king’s treasuries. (10) And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews’ enemy. (11) And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
It is not just Mordecai who is in danger, but the entire Jewish population. One is threatening to exterminate an entire race of people. However, there is a Jewish queen sitting beside the king and no one knows it. Perhaps we are starting to see why God wanted Esther to be the queen. Perhaps God is working things out so that HE can use one person to save an entire race of people. Perhaps God is working things out to use one person to save HIS chosen people. What is God planning to do with you?
Esther 2:17-19 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti. (18) Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther’s feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king. (19) And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king’s gate.
Even though they did not understand what was going on, Esther and Mordecai were still trusting God to take care of them. Now, Esther was in a position where she could have a great deal of power as well as a great deal of influence over the king. Might it be possible that God has put her here for a reason? Could it be that God has something special in store for her? God does have something special in store for all of us. The real question is whether we are willing to allow God to work in our lives.
Esther could have looked at the circumstances and determined that she did not want to be a part. She could have saw the risk of becoming one of the concubines. Still, she trusted God.
Are you willing to trust God with your life? Are you willing to allow God to do what He wants with your kids? What if God wanted you son to be a missionary to some distant country? What if God wanted you to give up all you have to move to a distant land? Are you willing?