TAKE THE LEAD-2
Esther 4:15 “Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,”
Esther 4:16 “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”
Esther 4:17 “So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.”
You don’t become a leader by running back, you become one by taking the bull by the horn. Esther set the pace and the leader in her emerged. Challenges of life are not meant to destroy us but rather to reveal the stuff in us and take us higher in life.
A leader can weep since he is also human but then, he needs to know how to quickly pull himself together and seek for higher help. Such was the case of David.
1Samuel 30:4 “Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept until they had no more power to weep”
1Samuel 30:6 “And David was greatly distressed for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”
David, the great warrior and his men once found themselves in such a position too. They cried, became suicidal and depressed. His men even wanted to have him murdered but in the midst of all that, the leader in David rose up like a giant and he sought for the help of God.
Leaders don’t lie low and stay low, they quickly chart a path for their followers. It doesn’t matter where you are, be the man that have the answers. Be the creative thinker in the midst of crisis.
Esther set forth a plan of action; Mordechai and the whole Israel dutifully followed. Because of her leadership, Esther saved her people and her name was written in gold.
Don’t just be a crying Mordecai, become the bold Esther!
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