Wise Planning

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Today's reading: Esther 5:1-8

After accepting the charge from Mordecai to approach the king about his deadly edict, Esther spends time planning, thinking through, and preparing for the task that lay ahead of her. The result is a God-directed strategy that saves the Jews from annihilation.

Esther's God-directed plan begins to unfold in verses 1-8, and although we only see a small portion of it at this point, there are lessons and examples for us to draw on from these verses. Here are some things that drew my attention:

  • Esther didn't waste time taking action once she landed on a plan. She took immediate action once her time of fasting was completed.
  • Esther kept her cool. In the middle of a tense and highly charged situation, she kept her emotions in check, which let her calmly approach the king. Her calm demeanor was appealing to Ahasuerus, and so he was willing to hear and grant her request.
  • Although Esther immediately set her plan in action, she didn't rush the plan. Her plan progressed with steps, and each step was paced and intentional, allowing her to make adjustments if necessary. Additionally, she used anticipation to highlight how important the request was to her.

What's one wise action that Esther did or perhaps refrained from doing that stood out to you in this dangerous situation? What did Esther's example reveal about the wisdom of planning when we find ourselves needing to navigate a difficult situation? Tami

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Esther, has been very obedient towards Mordecai, but this time she says "No" to him because she became greatly distressed,fill of anxiety knowing Moredecai's request was a dangerous for her.
After more dialog with Morcedcia she agree to fast and ask all Jews to do the same and her lady who attend her to join in the 3-day fast too.
She was not impulsive,but she no doubt plan what action and request and how she was going to ask the king in a way that would seem to be honoring and respect him.

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