Esther 4:16 “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.”

…From yesterday…

Rather than surrender and die, he gave his most famous war speech to his men, “They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us by ratio 29:1. They can’t get away from us now! Great news, now we can shoot at them from every direction.”

Anybody would have thrown in the towel and face death, but not this man. He saw their been surrounded as an opportunity to fight and destroy all his enemies once and for all. That is the perspective of a courageous man.

Guess what? That powerful speech of courage resulted in the epic loss of everyone who took him and his men on. It was said that he lost just four men but they completely annihilated all the enemies that ambushed them!

Esther’s case was no different. The decree of King Ahasuerus was law in those days. He was the most powerful ruler on earth. This king controls one hundred and twenty seven provinces or nations (Esther 1:1). Whatever he says stands.

Esther and Israel were literally surrounded on all sides by enemies but she stood up courageously and confronted the menace.

Beloved, I have come to realise that the enemy you don’t confront courageously will keep intimidating you, no wonder Paul admonished us thus:

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Satan gets tired when resisted courageously! The Bible and history books are filled with stories of men and women who stood in courage against challenges and overcame, I want you to know that the world books are waiting to add your own story too.

By courage David won against Goliath and got his throne, your own throne is waiting, pick up courage!

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